Friday, July 8, 2016

How to decorate pumpkins like an ice cream cone

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Make it a triple scoop this Halloween by decorating not one, but three pumpkins as an ice cream cone in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors. Supplies needed to create this tasty treat that will turn heads this Halloween include:

·         3 round pumpkins in big, bigger, biggest size
halloween pumpkin carving decorating ice cream·         3 cans of Great Stuff foam insulation
·         rubber gloves
·         Pinkoff-white and brown acrylic spray paint
·         6” – 8” clay pot
·         pot sox to cover the clay pot
·         hacksaw
·         foam board
·         foam squares
·         Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
·         large apple
To begin, clean the pumpkins removing any dirt. There is no need to clean out the inside of the pumpkins unless one is concerned about how heavy they may become. We chose to not clean out the pumpkins as an uncut pumpkin will not rot as quickly. Using the hacksaw, cut off the pumpkin stems.

Carefully spray paint each pumpkin a different color and let dry. Once the pumpkins are dry, place each pumpkin on a white foam board and trace a circle larger than the pumpkin. Cut out the circles with a sharp knife or scissors. This foam circle will be used as the bottom of each scoop and will hold the foam insulation.

WEAR RUBBER GLOVES, as the Great Stuff foam insulation is nasty and will NOT come off of one’s skin if it makes contact. Carefully spray the foam insulation just underneath the pumpkin to hold the pumpkin to the board. Then, spray the foam around the circular shape and up the sides of the pumpkin. On the top scoop, spray more foam around the stem as this will be the “cool whip” on top of the cone. Let the foam insulation dry.

Once the foam is dry, spray paint the foam to match the attached pumpkin. Let dry. Using hot glue, attach an apple to the dried foam insulation on the top scoop. This is the cherry on top. For added decoration, put a few sprinkles on the cone by cutting strips of foam squares into rectangles and attaching them to the pumpkins.
Cover the clay pot in the basket weave pot sox. Then, carefully stack the pumpkins one on top of the other.

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