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A Pumpkin Monster Birthday Cake

This is the scary Halloween/birthday cake my 5-year-old son requested! :) He had such a cute cake last year, but told me way ahead of time he was ready for something different this year, lol. I was inspired by some ground-breakers for this cake. The evil pumpkin monster is made from rkt, fondant, modeling chocolate, and gumpaste. He’s textured with royal icing, and painted with food colors and paint brushes. I really didn’t feel like I knew what in the heck I was doing while making this guy, and made a lot of mistakes. But I think I got the creepy look I wanted, and my son was very happy with him! I know whenever I am going to try something new, that I can always trust my kids to take that leap of faith with me! :) The cake is two layers of pumpkin spice, filled with brown sugar buttercream and salted caramel. I covered the cake with fondant, textured and then painted it. Then I added some crushed cookies for texture, but not sure that I was entirely happy with that decision. The leaves are made from gumpaste. Thanks for looking!

Tonya Alvey, www.facebook.com/madhousebakes

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SweetLin ...

Wowwww…this is really look scary but awsome..great job and happy birthday for your son :)

miettes ...

Really scary … amazing job!

Kerry Rowe ...

Wow, amazing, I love it. :) x

Gayle Jones ...

That’s fab!!

Bev Murray ...

Omg that is so good it sent chills up my spine!!

Laura Loukaides ...

Oh wow, this is incredible, a little bit scary, but, AMAZING!!
You did such a good job on this!! Xx

NooMoo ...

Wow what an amazing cake!! You should be proud is absolutely brilliant!

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Awesome!!! Love it!!! Happy Birthday to your little one!!!! xxx

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Wow, you certainly achieved the scary Halloween cake your little guy requested! Your pumpkin is amazing!

jchuck ...

This cake is Brilliant!!!! So creepy & amazing at the same time!!!! :o)

joanne ...

brilliant, love it!

Elli Warren ...

Brilliant!! amazing design and detail!! :-)

Tonya Alvey ...

Thanks so much SweetLin, Miettes, Kezskakes, KaylesYummyCakes, Bev Murray, Laura Loukaides, NooMoo, AnaRemigio, Whitecrafty, Jchuck, Thehobbycakery, and Elli. I really appreciate the comments, and the happy birthdays for my little guy. We had a great time at his party! xxx

Goreti ...

Wow, what an amazing job!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

This is amazing work Tonya! I think the decision to add the crushed cookies was great as it adds to the gruesome appeal of this cake. Happy Birthday to your little one (who seems to be up to challenging Mom! so cute). Love the entire thing from the worms to the expression to the overall feel. Great cake!

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