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12 Beautiful Buttercream Pumpkin Cake Ideas

12 Cute Pumpkin Themed Cake Decorating Ideas for Fall and Thanksgiving using the easy 1M tip.

Buttercream Piped Pumpkins Inspiration

I can’t believe how fast 2019 is flying by. Thanksgiving is fast approaching! I’m holding on to the fall as much before we jump in full swing of the holiday season, so I’ve been enjoying the fall-inspired cake inspiration on Instagram. The simple technique 1M piping tip pumpkins are trending on Instagram. Any of these pumpkin cake ideas below will be perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner or party! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Harvest Pumpkins

UPDATE: Added this beauty to this round-up blog post. Click on my tutorial on how to create this pumpkin dream cake!

Cute 1M Buttercream Pumpkins

Cute 1M Buttercream Pumpkins
Cake by @cakebycourtney

Courtney from Cake By Courtney brought this trend on with her cute buttercream pumpkin cake last year. She has aeasy pumpkin cake recipes and tutorials on her website! I love how easy this technique is! I’ve included her video tutorial on the bottom, so you can see how fun and easy the technique is to create pumpkin shape buttercream.

Easy 1M Buttercream Pumpkins

Easy 1M Buttercream Pumpkins
Cake by @bakingbutterlylove

Katie from Baking Butterly Love really knocked it out of the park with her charming piped pumpkins. I’ve also included her tutorial on making this cake with a 1M tip at the bottom of the post.

Orange & Pink Pumpkins

Orange & Pink Pumpkins
Cake by @lachuchucakes

Absolutely loving this clean and beautiful cake with oranges and pinks!

Pretty In Pink Pumpkin Cake

Pretty In Pink Pumpkin Cake
Cake by @frostedfujicakes

How gorgeous are these piped pumpkins? She has many creative piped buttercream cakes, including holiday-inspired cakes, on her Instagram feed, so check the caption link above out! Read more about Rachel here.

Pretty Sunset Pumpkin Cake

Pretty Sunset Pumpkin Cake
Cake by @wonderfulwhittycakes

I used the sunset term for this beauty because it totally reminds me of a sunset! I love the white pumpkins on the bright watercolor cake, which has an amazing contrast.

Pumpkin Emerald Cake

Pumpkin Emerald Cake
Cake by @jscakesandbakes

The emerald color is a beautiful color base for these pretty pumpkins! I love that the pumpkins were also piped with another tip.

Golden Buttercream Pumpkins

Golden Buttercream Pumpkins
Cake by @bearygoodbakery

Here’s another fantastic cake with pretty golden pumpkins and stripes! It reminds me of a pumpkin patch!

Striped Pumpkin Cake

Striped Pumpkin Cake
Cake by @cflenna

With this trend, you can be creative with different colors. There is no limit on colors, so this darling cake is the perfect example of how brown works well with pumpkins.

Vine Pumpkin Cake

Vine Pumpkin Cake
Cake by @cakesbyludy

The colors are unconventional for Autumn/Fall/Thanksgiving but absolutely work with the trend! It’s gorgeous.

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Cake by @krismariebakes

So lovely. You can even use the 1M pumpkin trend on a sheet cake, so it’s not limited to cakes only! The pumpkins go perfectly with other buttercream textures.

White Pumpkin Cupcakes

White Pumpkin Cupcakes
Cupcakes by @_heytherecupcake

Very elegant. Here’s another example of why the trend works so well. It’s also popular for cupcake decorating!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake
Cake by @balsamicbaker

The cake is so exquisite! I love the golden stem on the pumpkin. One of pretty pumpkin cake ideas!

Honorary Mention

Autumn Harvest Pumpkins

Autumn Harvest Pumpkins
Cake by @cmgcakes

I originally asked her if I could use her cake, but I didn’t realize the tip used on the cake wasn’t 1M, but I still wanted to use her cake. It’s a good example of how you can use any tip to create pumpkins on a cake. This delightful cake reminds me of Autumn Harvest.

Special THANK YOU to all of the amazing bakers who permitted me to use their pumpkin cakes for your inspiration! Visit their Instagram in caption links for more inspiration.

Buttercream Pumpkins Tutorials

More Fall Cake Ideas



If you need more Thanksgiving inspiration, click here.

2 Comments

    1. Hi Karen!

      A 1M Wilton piping tip. You can click on my tutorial under the first cake to check out the piping tips I used for my cake. The rest of the cakes were shared as cake inspiration. THey all used 1M Wilton tip for the pumpkins. Thank you for stopping by!

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