First bake an Oval" or Round cake and frost it. If you are doing a different color of frosting on top, frost the top first and the side sides last. Then I used a tip 21 (shell border tip) and did the border. Finally I took a small amount of frosting and mixed a lot of powdered sugar in it to make it the consistency of play-doh where I could sculpt it. Then I made it the shape of pumpkins. For the Cupcakes I frosting them with the tip 1M. I found these cute Disney Cinderella 6 Piece Play Set" that would work well on top of a cake!