Hi friends! Are you glad that the fall season is around the corner? We have maybe a few weeks left of summer weather before we get our first real cool front! Today, I’ll be sharing how to make fun buttercream pumpkins using a 1M Wilton piping tip. It is super easy! I saw this cake technique on Cake by Courtney and Baking Butterly Love websites and I also shared buttercream pumpkin cake inspiration last year. Read on for a list of supplies, instructions, and a video on how to make buttercream pumpkins. I hope you enjoy it!
Buttercream Pumpkins Tutorial
Materials Needed To Make Buttercream Pumpkins
- 1M Wilton Piping Tip (2-3 tips depending on how many colors you are using)
- Wilton 4 Piping Tip (for vines)
- Wilton 18 Piping Tip (for stems)
- Wilton 352 Piping Tip (for leaves – optional)
- Disposable Piping Bags or Reusable Piping Bags
- Gel Food Colorings (I used Americolor gel colors: orange, ivory, and a custom mix for burgundy. I used a pink as the base and added several drops of red, blue, and crimson from Wilton Color Right food coloring set. I am not able to give you the exact amount of drops since you’d have to experiment and see if you like the color. I believe I used about 15-20 drops of pink, then added about 5-10 of each color and let it develop for an hour. Chefmaster has burgundy wine and Colour Mill has Burgundy but I have not tried them yet.)
- Cake Scraper (I used NY Cake scraper)
- Gold Luster Dust or Fancy Sprinkles 24 Karat Gold Luster Dust (CAKEINSPO15 for a 15% discount!) (Optional)
- Wilton Paintbrush (Optional)
- Sprinkles (Optional) (I used Harvest Blend from Sprinkle Pop)
Scroll down for the video.
- Cover your cake with the main color
- Smooth the cake with a scraper
- Mix a small amount of gold luster dust with a bit of vodka and make sure there is enough liquid
- Dip the brush and flick the brush towards the cake
- Separate the remaining buttercream in three bowls (for three colors) and for the vine and stem colors (green and brown). You do not need a lot of buttercream for vine and stems.
- Mix them with the desired colors and fill the piping bags with the 1M tips
- Pipe upwards in three strokes (try to do it in a pumpkin shape)
- Pipe a stem in an upcurved motion using the piping tip #18 with brown buttercream
- Pipe the vines using the piping tip #4 with green buttercream
- Repeat with other pumpkin colors
- For the border, use a 1M piping tip, pipe a short and small buttercream in a horizontal way. Overlap the previous buttercream with alternate colors.
- Add sprinkles on the top if desired.
Thanks so much for following along! I hope this tutorial was clear and easy to understand. I apologize for the black background in the video. I forgot to film in the landscape with my iPhone. I usually film with my DSLR camera. Until the next time! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!