Autumn Pumpkin Tutorial

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The air is starting to feel a little cooler, so Autumn must be just around the corner. This nice weather has me thinking about fall holidays and all the beautiful decorations. Here's a tutorial on how to make one of those cute little harvest pumpkins:

You'll need orange, green and brown fondant; dental floss and a toothpick.
Knead the orange fondant until it's soft, then roll it into a smooth ball.

Slightly flatten the top of the fondant ball.

Wrap a piece of dental floss around the ball.

Pull the ends of the floss slightly, leaving an impressed mark.

This is what the impression should look like. If you stop now... you have an apricot!

Continue dividing the sections in half until you have 8 sections.

Now you've completed all the pumpkin lines.

Poke a small hole into the top of the pumpkin with a toothpick.

Roll a small piece of brown fondant into a long cone shape. This is the stem.

Put the stem into the hole on top of your pumpkin.

Roll a piece of green fondant into a long tapered rope shape. This is the vine.

Wrap the vine around a toothpick.

Cut the green fondant into a teardrop shape with a gum paste cutter. If you don't have a cutter...  just use a knife.  Impress small veins into the leaf with a toothpick.

Slightly pinch the pointed end of the leaf together.

 Add the stem, vine and leaf to your pumpkin. There you go... you've just finished!   If the pieces don't stick together, just use a little water as glue. Now isn't that the cutest little pumpkin you've ever seen?


  1. Judy, what great looking pumpkins made out of fondant! I usually make mine with marzipan. Love the tip of the floss too. I want to make some of these! Became a new follower. Joni

  2. You did an expert job on the pumpkins, thanks for sharing.


  3. Thanks, I hope you try making them. Have fun!

  4. I love that! So very cute. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower. Have a great week-end. Linda

  5. COOL. Another tutorial to print. :) Thanks,


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