Pumpkin Patch Cake

Last year after making my “How Candy Corn Was Made” cake [see it here], I had some extra cake batter and frosting leftover. I decided to make a cute little pumpkin patch cake using a tiny bread loaf pan my mother-in-law had as part of a play set when she was little!

Project estimate:

  • Leftover cake batter, on hand
  • Leftover frosting, on hand
  • Pretzels, on hand or $1
  • Pumpkin candies and candy corn, on hand or $2

Total:  Free and up


  1. Bake a pumpkin cake in a loaf pan (if you have a small one, this works best for this cute little patch!)
  2. Frost cake with green icing
  3. Using a small round tip, create “grass” on top of the cake with green icing
  4. Break small pretzel sticks in half, and put them around the outside of the cake to create the fence
  5. Place store bought or home-made (mine are home-made) pumpkin candies on top of the grass (NOTE: I melted colored white chocolate in another of the play set pans over hot water. It was a complete experiment, but I think it turned out pretty well! I used frosting for the stems)
  6. Surround your patch with candy corn
  7. Take a picture, show others, then eat!