Let the Halloween baking begin!
I was recently asked to do a quick tutorial on how to make a gumpaste Jack-O-Lantern that you could make very easily and adorn your spooky halloween cupcakes with.
Here it is:
Flower veining tool
Colored Gel Paste in: orange, black, and green
Cornstarch for dusting
Corn syrup or water for glue
Color Gumpaste ball using colored gel paste with the tip of a toothpick. Shape the orange gumpaste into a ball and pinch off a small amount for the nose.
Use the flower veining tool to texture the segments, then push in the top of the pumpkin to give it a flattened look.
Use the veining tool to texture the wiggley mouth
Shape the nose into a cone and bend using the veining tool. Attach with edible glue. Make large triangular sockets for the eyes with your exacto knife.
Push balls of white gumpaste into the eye sockets and form into small triangles.
Make a small ball of black gumpaste and adhere it to the corner of each eye for the pupils
Shape a tooth out of the white gumpaste and attach to the mouth with edible glue
Make the pumpkin stalk using green paste and the flower veining tool to texture the sides
Use offcuts to make the little vines “worms” of gumpaste by smoothing them in the palm of your hand to form coils. Adhere with edible glue
Ready to sit on top of a yummy cupcake!
A cute little Jack-O-Lantern and his family