Pumpkin Patch Cake

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Appears in Cook's Country October/November 2006

Introduced in the 1950s, the Bundt pan has been used by inspired bakers to create cakes that look like mountains, cathedrals, flowers, and, yes, pumpkins. For this cake, you stack two Bundt cakes, making sure that the flat sides are sandwiched together and the ridges are aligned. Orange buttercream frosting and a cupcake 'stem' are the finishing touches.

Pumpkin Patch Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Bundt pans can be used to create cakes that look like anything from mountains to flowers. We wanted a Pumpkin Patch Cake recipe that looked like a convincing, life-sized pumpkin—but tasted like a cake. We used a bread knife to even out the ...

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