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How to make a Halloween Pumpkin Cake… with Spectrum Flow!


Ben Cullen, a.k.a. The BakeKing has been flaunting his love for Halloween this week. Here, he shows off some mad skills with his incredible Halloween Pumpkin Cake.

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To start off, Ben carves his cake into shape, creating a large pumpkin-esque sphere, before covering the entire thing in chocolate buttercream/ganache. After letting the chocolate set, he carves a face into it and again covers in chocolate. Next, Ben covers the cake in sugarpaste, using THE SUGAR PASTE™, coloured with a splash of Spectrum Flow’s Lemon Yellow Water-Based Paint.

Once covered, a modelling tool is used to bring more definition to the features and add extra detailing. Once happy with the outlines, Ben coats the yellow sugarpaste in Spectrum Flow’s Orange Water-Based Paint, as well as Water-Based Black to airbrush the eyes, nose and mouth.

As the finishing touch, Ben models a stalk shape using Spectrum Flow Green & Black Water-Based Paints, then adds to the top of the pumpkin.  Finally, the complete design is finished with a quick spray of Shell & Shine.

See how it’s done in the video below!

Or, why not try your hand at something extra gory! This cake makes a scarily good centrepiece for your Halloween party buffet…

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