Here is a detailed look at how I created my pumpkin for the Big E cake decorating contest.
First I stacked two 10" cakes and 4 12" cakes and secured them with a dowel. It took me 11 boxes of Betty Crocker Pound cake mix!
Second, I carved the general pumpkin shape.
Third, I drew where I wanted the ridges to be with a food safe marker.
Fourth, I carved the ridges.
Fifth, I filled the layers.
Sixth, I crumb coated the entire pumpkin.
Seventh, I covered it in fondant.
And finally, I added all the fun details, piped the letters, and airbrushed it!