Trick or Tweet - Happy Halloween!
It's really easy to bake up this cute little Halloween Pumpkin Cake for your feathered flock. With fresh carrots, squash, pumpkin, and some blackberries for decoration, this pumpkin can be cooked up and decorated in very little time.
This fun Halloween Pumpkin is a yummy Birdie Bread cake so no worries about using sugary regular cake mixes.
Gather the following together before you begin:
1 - 16-ounce can of 100% pure pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling - just pure pumpkin)
1 - cup of water
2 - large eggs
1 tablespoon Feather-Glo Organic Palm Oil (Olive Oil can be substituted for Palm Oil if necessary)
1 - fresh yellow squash
2 - pounds of fresh carrots
1 - small container of fresh blackberries
And the end stem of one banana (maybe use the banana fruit to bake up some banana bread too)
Now you are ready to begin:
In a large mixing bowl add pre-packaged bread mix, 2 whole eggs, 1 tablespoon palm oil, 1 can of pure pumpkin, and 1 cup water. Mix all ingredients well with a large spoon.
Then pour the mixture into one round baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with a non-stick food spray or lightly oiled by hand. (NO TEFLON)
Bake in your oven for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees. Ovens can vary in how fast they cook, so begin checking for doneness after about 45 minutes. Your bread cake will be done when a knife or toothpick inserts and comes out clean with no batter clinging. Because of the extra moisture and density of the added pumpkin you want to make sure the cake is well cooked.
Begin peeling the 2 pounds of carrots and put through a food processor or blender to chop finely. This will be your frosting. Using a food processor or blender will make this step much easier and quicker. You pretty much want shredded carrots.
Once the cake has cooled, remove it gently from the pan and place on a cake dish or plate for decorating. Now you can begin putting the finely chopped carrot all over the top of the cake and then gently mold the carrot frosting along the sides pressing gently into the sides of the cake as needed to hold it in place.
Rinse your squash well, and cut two slices for the eyes. Cut a third piece that will be cut in half with a small section cut out for the eyebrows. Take the end of the squash and create the nose. Use our photo above as a guide or create your own design.
Finally time to rinse the blackberries well and drain. Place a blackberry in each eye, and then create the smiling mouth with blackberries.
Remove the stem from a banana to create the pumpkin stem at the top.
Use your imagination and create your very own special Halloween Pumpkin Cake for your special bird. You can be as creative as you want with this fun birdie cake. Use other vegetables and fruits for decorating as you wish. The end result is a Halloween bird-cake that is not only creative and fun, but nutritious and yummy as well.