We took a trip to the store to get the ingredients that I needed, and here we go!
2 white cake boxes, 4 frosting, oil, 6 eggs, yellow and orange food coloring, candy corn.
First, I mixed the two box mixes separately.
Then, I separated the batter into 5 bowls, each representing the 5 layers the cake will have.
I added the food coloring to 4 of the bowls, leaving one white for the white layer.
I only had 2 pans, so I had to do 3 baking sessions. This worked out well because then I could wait for the layers to cool separately, and work on the frosting as I went. I started baking with the bottom layers first.
As each layer cooled, I added some frosting and stacked the layers waiting for them to cool in between each layer. As you can see my cake is lopsided, and not flat. Its a learning experience!
After the whole cake cooled I added a final layer of frosting over the whole thing, and my decorations.
This was my first attempt at a layer cake, and it turned out alright. Each layer could have used more frosting in between, and I could have used a more saturated food coloring for the darker colors. I think this cake is definitely halloween party worthy (although I made my husband take it to work!) I might make this type of cake for any holiday, with different colors!