Ok, so I didn't actually make this cake, my sister Heather did. But I thought it was SO cute I thought I would put it out there in case someone was looking for an awesome October cake idea. She used a 9x9 brownie pan for the base and the Wilton ball pan for the pumpkin. Same pan I used for THIS cake.
I put a straw in the middle to act as a dowel (yes, I helped a little), the straw stuck out about 2 inches. She then doused it with frosting to make the stem. Pretty cute eh?