Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Carving Feast


Yesterday afternoon, our friends, Bryan & Joy, with their daughters, Sara & Sonya, came over for our pumpkin carving feast! We had a great time, visiting and carving pumpkins.

We took the pumpkins out to the front deck to pose with our finished creations...




For supper, I'd made chili, a hot bread dip with bread & crackers, tortilla chips and salsa and cut up veggies and dip. For desert, I'd borrowed my friend, Marlo's, bundt pan and made a chocolate cake shaped as a pumpkin. I'd iced together the two "tops" of the cakes made in the bundt pans and then added some rolled up cardstock to make the stem. I curled some strips of cardstock around a pencil to make some vines and cut out two of my PTI leaf print dies to make the leaves.


It was super fun-- something I'm hoping will become an annual tradition.


Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Suzanne said...

Adorable! This looks like it was so much fun - the pumpkins look great, so does the cake!

Kristin said...

These are great!! Hoping to do ours this weekend!

Joyce said...

Oh, how fun. What a clever idea about the cake.

xoxo... t said...

That is so fun! I love that you did this and your cake looks delicious!

Baseret said...

Love the pumkins!What a clever idea for your pumpkin cake!! Looks like alot of fun!

Kim said...

Leigh...you are just awesome! Great idea, and it looks like everyone had a fun time! (including the Flash!)
Thanks for sharing your photos and ideas, you are most inspiring!
:)

Rhonda said...

What a creative bunch!!! The cake is great too.

Marybeth said...

The pumpkins are great looks like fun times. Will they last until Halloween ? I know they wouldn't in California.
Great idea for the cake , your just too smart. :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Those pumpkins are all so darling. Each one is different. What a group of creative people. Love the idea of doing a group carving. Must have been fun. the pumpkin cake looks delish!

Mara... said...

Looks like a fun night!! I love all your carved pumpkins. We haven't done ours yet, I can't wait to carve them this weekend.

Deanna Jean said...

Looks like you had a great time. We're going to do our this weekend.

glorygirl said...

Looks like a lot of fun! The cake was such a great idea! We're hoping to carve our pumpkins this week, too!