Wilton® Squirmy Wormy Jack-O-Lantern Cake

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Wilton® Squirmy Wormy Jack-O-Lantern Cake

Serve this bugged out jack-o-lantern cake at the kids’ Halloween party. It’s easy to create using the Wilton Jack-O’-Lantern Pan, which bakes in the spaces for the eyes, nose and mouth.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Bake and cool cake. Cut cake board to follow shape of pan, making it slightly larger, and cover with foil.
  • 2
    Prepare icing. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown.
  • 3
    Tint portions orange, black, green and red. Ice smooth inside of eyes, nose and mouth with black icing and tapered spatula. Ice smooth stem with green icing and angled spatula. Ice cake smooth with orange icing and angled spatula.
  • 4
    Pipe eyebrows with tip 18 and black icing.
  • 5
    Tint fondant yellow. Divide into two 2 oz. balls and roll into egg shapes. Indent a circle onto narrow end of eye using wide opening of tip 3. Pipe a circle in center with tip 3 and black icing. Insert eyes into sockets. Pipe veins with tip 2 and red icing.
  • 6
    Place candy jelly worms in mouth.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton® Jack-O’-Lantern Cake Pan with Flutes 104730683
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Orange 104103404
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Golden Yellow 104103403
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Red-Red 104103424
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Christmas Red 104103412
  • Wilton® 9 inch Angled Spatula 104106122 
  • Wilton® Tapered Spatula 9 inch Black 104106120
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 18 104103100
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Wilton® Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 16 oz. 104105028
  • Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Favorite cake mix or recipe
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Cooling Grid
  • Scissors
  • Gummy Worms