Wilton Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Easy Layers Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Easy Layers Cake

Jack-o-lanterns are some of the most traditional and iconic Halloween decorations, but we've never recommended eating them...… until now. Turn five easy layers into a pumpkin-themed centerpiece for your festive celebration. Serves 12.

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Use the Color Right color formulas to tint icings in the following shades:

Orange = 4 cups White icing + 4 BR + 12R + 62 O + 50 Y

Black = 1 cup White icing + 35 BK

Green = 2 cups white icing + 15 B + 28 Y

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about 2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1

    Prepare chocolate cake batter; divide batter into pans.

    Bake and cool cake according to instructions. (Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.)

  • 2

    Prepare decorating bag with tip #12 and black icing; prepare decorating bag with tip #21 and green icing; prepare decorating bag with tip #103 and orange icing.

    Reserve remaining icing.

  • 3

    Stack and fill cake layers with orange icing. Then, lightly ice entire cake with orange icing.

  • 4

    Pipe black outline for eyes, nose, and mouth; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.

    Using orange icing, pipe ruffles, starting at the bottom edge of the cake, up the sides and to the top center of the cake.

    Repeat to completely cover the cake with ruffles. Holding the decorating bag at a 90° angle to the cake top, pipe a cluster of green pull-out stars, allowing the icing to ripple and touch pull-out stars next to it; top the column with a Green star.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about 2 hours

Project Supplies

  • • Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set; 10" x 16" Cooling Grid; Color Right Performance Color System; 4 1/2 lb. Tub of White Decorator Icing
  • • 12" Disposable Decorating Bags; #103, #12, and #21 Decorating Tips; 11" Straight Spatula
  • • Cornstarch; Your Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe