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Jack O'Lantern Face Cake


My 10-year-old daughter decorated this cake, which was one of the first cakes to go in a cake walk.

We tried to color our icing. You'd be better off purchasing orange icing that's made just for Halloween.

Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Anyone can decorate this Jack O'Lantern Face Cake.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Cake mix (your favorite flavor), prepared as directed in 8 or 9-inch round pan
  • White Frosting, store bought or homemade
  • yellow and red food coloring or icing paste
  • Candy corn
  • Black tube icing
  • Black licorice


Mix colors with frosting to make it orange. Frost cooled cake, as normal. Decorate cake. Use candy corn for teeth. Cut licorice to make triangle shaped eyes and nose. Use black tube icing to make verticle lines on face.

You can either make a double layer cake or make 2 8-inch round cakes.

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