I made this pumpkin cake a few years ago a bowl was used to create the pumpkin shape and M&M candy pieces in orange and brown to decorate, it took several bags to get all the orange and brown pieces I needed. It was a bit harder then I thought it would be to make, but nevertheless it was a lot of fun. I have not done it again. I really should try it again though there would be a few things I would change. Perhaps this evening using icing instead of M&M candy pieces would be good, which made it to sweet and expensive to make anyway.
Hershey's makes the m&m candy pieces, You can find their halloween recipes here. This recipes was in the family circle magazine in 2009.
Goblins on the doorstep,
Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gateposts
Giving stare for stare
Cats on flying broomsticks,
Bats against the moon
Stirring round of fate-cakes with a solemn spoon.
Whirling apple parings
Figures draped in sheets
Dodging, disappearing, up and down the streets,
Shadows on a screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter-
This is Hallowe'en!
-Dorothy Brown Thompson
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties
And things that go bump in the bight,
Good Lord, deliver us!
-Old Cornish prayer
In preparation for November......
The fields are harvested and bare,
October dressed in flame and gold
Like a woman afraid to grow old.
-Anne Mary Lowler