There is a special surprise in the middle, just like the fancy fourth of July cake I made in the summer. I used a cookie cutter and a knife to cut a hole in three layers of my red velvet cake. Then I baked a million (27) cupcakes so that I could use three for my cake. I used two white cupcakes for the bottom three layers, and made a yellow one to put in the top layer and act as the pumpkin's stem.
Then I "carved" the cake into the shape of a pumpkin.
After dying the frosting, which I think may be one of my least favorite things to do ever, I had some fun decorating. It was so hard to make a semi-decent green! (It turns out, you have to add some red.)
The inside was the coolest part! These cakes are so fun. I believe I jumped up and down when I saw that it had worked.
I took it to work, and everyone seemed to like it. It was gone in about an hour. (I made sure to have a huge slice myself.)
The BFFs were over while I was decorating the cake. (I believe Casey suggested the red food coloring for the green frosting. She is now my official frosting dyer.) I told them they had to decorate the left over cupcakes. They are very creative...
Time to go enter into my food coma!