Our Pumpkin Patch Cake makes use of two Bundt cakes (for the pumpkin itself) and two cupcakes (for the stem) to create a pretty convincing, life-size pumpkin. Here’s how to put it all together.
After placing one Bundt cake flat side up on a cake platter and covering the flat side with 1 cup orange frosting, place the second Bundt cake flat side down on top of the frosting, making sure the ridges on both cakes align. Then place one cupcake cut side up in the hole of the Bundt cake and spread 1 tablespoon orange frosting over the top of the cupcake.
Place the second cupcake cut side down on top of the frosting to create the stem. Completely cover the stem with green frosting.
Using a cake spatula, cover the entire cake with orange frosting.
Run the back of a small spoon up the sides of the orange frosting every few inches to create pumpkin “creases.”