Today, I made a chocolate cake that looked like a pumpkin as it's hallowe'en this week. I did it completely by myself apart from a bit of help putting it in and out of the oven.
I got the chocolate cake recipe from the BBC website where it showed Edd Kimber making it. He won the Great British Bake Off in 2010. The icing design was all my idea.
I used cocktail sticks to do the lines and then I filled them with the dark chocolate icing. I used a pasta cutter to do the edges of the leaves. I used orange, green, black and cream icing. Some of the dark icing was flavoured dark chocolate and some flavoured caramel.
It was good fun and I really enjoyed it. I started at about 1 o'clock and finished at quarter past five. It took a lot of effort and concentration!
Below are two photos of the cake before it was finished.