2 boxes of any flavor cake mix. I used classic yellow.
(See notes fpr Paula Deens tips to enhance box cake mix)
2-3 tubs of frosting or your favorite white frosting
Yellow, Red and Green food coloring (see note)
1 ice cream cone
Notes on Box Cake Mix: Paula Deen advised that you can turn a regular box cake mix to a richer cake mix by doing the following:
1. Add an extra egg to to the box cake mix (for example if the box calls for 3 eggs, use 4)
2. Add butter in place of the vegetable oil that is called for on the cake box.
3. Add milk in place of the water that is called for on the cake box.
Notes on Frosting: You can get some help from the store and buy orange and green cake frosting. That's actually what I did.
Notes on the baking pan: You will need a bundt cake pan for this cake so you can get the right shape. You will either use two bundts pans to bake the cakes or have to bake one cake at a time using the same bundt pan. That's what I did.
Bake the two cakes per the box baking instructions until done. Allow cakes to cool completely on two separate plates.
Now frost the flat side of the bundt cake well. This will become the center layer of frosting between the two bundt cakes. Next, place the second bundt cake on top of the bottom cake by placing the flat sides together. The dome of the 2nd bundt should be the top of the pumpkin now.