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Oh boy! There’s no holiday I get more excited about than Halloween. Imagine my disappointment when I moved to Cayman 5 years ago and discovered they didn’t really do it! GASP!
This didn’t stop Clark Kent and I from carving pumpkins…

Got to break in two first timers too: Norma and SammyΒ (who’s supermom made those badass skelehands!)

…and dressing up.

Zombie cheerleader, Clark Kent (big shock), Dr. and X-Ray Machine, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

We even forced…er…um, persuaded our friends to join us in the Halloweening.

The good news is, Halloween is picking up in popularity. Β The bad news is…CK has to wear tights this year. Β Don’t worry. Β There willbe photos.


Pumpkin Dump Cake from Prep for Success by Cayman Prep & High School
You will need:
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg yellow cake mix
2 stick butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13″ pan
  • In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, sugar, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon
  • Stir in the milk, then beat in the eggs one at a time; pour pumpkin mixture into prepared pan
  • Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pumpkin mixture, then sprinkle on the pecans
  • Drizzle melted butter all over the top
  • Bake in over for 55 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown
  • Allow to cool before serving
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  1. so cool. you managed to convince others to celebrate Halloween. those are some awesome costumes!
    and the pumpkin cakes, yum!

  2. LOL I think that now we all want to see this year's pictures!! What fun costumes guys!!! πŸ™‚ And great pumpkin carving too! πŸ™‚
    I love the recipe for this pumpkin cake!

  3. My gosh you guys know how to celebrate Halloween and sure it looks fun! I'm amazed with the carved pumpkins… they are beautiful and so creative! I love your pumpkin dump cake (name too!)!! Happy Halloween!

  4. You are a bunch of talented pumpkin carvers! I'm lucky to get the standard two eyes and a smile down! πŸ™‚
    These cakes look like they wouldn't last very long around here. Great halloween treat!

  5. Love this recipe πŸ™‚ I am so not a big Halloween-er, but I always love looking at the costumes and carved pumpkins of those who are!

  6. I'm happy that you're not allowing geography to dictate your celebrations. I also love your presentation with this cake. Congratulations on Today's Top 9!

  7. What a festive halloween! And that cake sounds amazing!!

  8. You guys are really into it πŸ™‚ Looking forward to this year's pictures. I always admire the people who have the fire to dress up πŸ™‚

  9. Awesome post with spirit of Halloween. I love it. That pumpkin dump cake looks delicious.

  10. How fun is this! Congrats on the top 9. Well deserved award.

  11. Such amazing work in carving those skeletons! Happy Halloween and congrats on Top 9 πŸ™‚

  12. This sounds amazing!! Congrats on the Top 9 my dear!! xoxo

  13. What a FUN post…Awesome pics.:)) Congrats on top 9! I am buzzing!:)

  14. yeah! Who said Halloween is for the kids!?! I am now inspired to carve a cool pumpkin. So great that everyone is getting into it and having a great time. It's a shame that the kids at the school I work at can't dress up like we could when I was a kid. I think the parents are trying to get rid of Halloween, but it's not working!! I love it too!

    The dump cake is perfect and looks so yummy!

  15. So much fun! I totally know how you feel – I live in Israel and they don't celebrate either! But we also still get together and have a big costume party, despite the weird looks we get walking down the street πŸ™‚ This pumpkin dump cake looks awesome! Thanks for linking up at my Halloween blog hop πŸ™‚

  16. What a great food temptation!
    romwe street fashion blog, pay a visit? Kisses

  17. Ha! Pumpkin dump cake, love the name and I'm sure I'd be all over it if it was in front of me. Plus you all are super talented – I have no artistic skills and my pumpkins always end up with lame faces. Yours look awesome

  18. That is too cool! Love all those carved pumpkins, the costumes…so clever, that “zombie” cheerleader costume of yours, and all the others.
    Glad to see you are not missing out on Halloween.

    The pumpkin dump cake, looks easy, and super delicious! Great recipe!
    Thanks for sharing your fun photos:DDD

  19. LOL I love your pictures and I love the fact that you continue to celebrate the holiday! And a great looking cupcake, too! Looking forward to this years costumes! ;- }

  20. It looks like you had so much fun! And those pictures/pumpkins are amazing!

  21. This is wonderful…every imaginable fall spice in an easy pumpkin cake! Thanks!

  22. I love it when adults have more fun than the kids during Halloween, as you guys obviously did, and probably will do every year until you have kids! Then you've got to share some of the fun with the young ones :-). That recipe title threw me off, be after reading through it, the cake sounded like it was really, freakily delicious!

  23. You guys are such fun! Fabulous pumpkins and costumes (and I'm with Gina about hubby donning tights…never in a million years!). And your individual dump cakes are an excellent idea…yum!

  24. Such a great pumpkin cake!! Spooky at its best! Loved this.

  25. Oh I just LOVE the skeleton bone pumpkins!!!

  26. Those are quite the pumpkins! And you can dump some of that dump cake in my life… like, right now πŸ˜€

  27. I love all those Halloween pics. My favorite part of Halloween is seeing all the costumes. πŸ™‚

  28. Wow! That is a fun Halloween celebration! And the Pumpkin Dump Cake looks fabulous! Can't wait to see pics of CK in tights!! Enjoy your Halloween weekend!

  29. What a great cake for Halloween! Can't believe they dont' really do Halloween down there! At least you are doing your part bring it there!

  30. I LOVE that you re-booted the tradition where you are! What fun you have at Halloween! …and your pumpkins are amazing! I stick with the traditional pumpkin face – right down the triangle eyes. My knife skills only go so far!

  31. This is fabulous, adorable idea I love it, so festive

  32. That is brilliant! It's dump cake at its finest. Yum!

  33. Sounds like fun! Love this recipe, looks so delicious!

  34. Those carved pumpkins are sick! I love all of your photos including the wizard of oz!! I want to come to your house for Halloween!

  35. This post made me really happy πŸ™‚ I'm going to dress up until I'm dead, I swear. It's one of the most fun parts of Halloween!

  36. Parsley Sage for President! I love that you are bringing Halloween to Cayman. I am so impressed with the pumpkin carving – such artistry!

  37. Glad you still get your Halloween on, even though they don't celebrate! That cake looks goooooood.

  38. That blue ox costume is so sexy ;-)) Those dump cakes look lovely.

  39. Can't wait to see those photos!!! That was some mad pumpkin carving/painting skill last year πŸ™‚ we bought pumpkins this year, but they rotted before we could even carve them. Oh well…next year.

  40. I was looking what people are doing for Halloween. Your pumpkin carvings look beautiful. the pumpkin dump cake absolutely looks marvelous.

  41. I love C.K., never could convince Hot Dog Dude to sport tights. So glad you are bringing Halloween to the Caymans. Have fun this weekend.

  42. Thanks for sharing your Halloween! 100% FUN! The dump cake looks great. Your Gramma P has a dump cake recipe that she calls Ugly Cake, it's scrumptious. So fun to just “dump” in the ingredients and wait for the delicious treat! Have a terrific Halloween, I'm gonna fire up my broom and give the neighborhood kiddos the frights of their life!!! Mrs. Herb Garden

  43. This looks fantastic and easy. I love the little pumpkin faces in your muffin tins – so cute! How nice to be celebrating it in the tropics.

  44. How fun!! Love your outfits and this cake looks delicious!! πŸ™‚

  45. You look like you had a great fun!! The recipe sounds perfect though :-)!

  46. You guys seem like pros at carving. Dump cake – that sounds like an interesting name

  47. You did marvels with Picnick; wonderful collage ect. I am still learning. That cake and your cupcakes are perfect for this time.

  48. Though Halloween is also catching up over here, there's not much that I do to join it. What great way to have a great time with the pumpkin cupcakes you made, nice and love the nuts inside.

  49. HAHA–I love the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox costumes. I have pumpkins all ready for carving just sitting here. WE haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe this weekend. Otherwise, we'll have carved Thanksgiving pumpkins.

  50. Those carved pumpkins are amazing! I had trouble just cutting the top off of my pumpkin.

  51. Oooh, tasty looking! What exactly makes a dump cake a dump cake? (Sorry, not a native speaker).
    I love all the pumpkins! πŸ™‚

  52. Lol your right I appreciate it – those are awesome costumes! And the pumpkins – lol! This pumpkin cake looks mighty fine too. Im holding out til the 31st then its all in as far as the pumpkin recipes go!

  53. Those carved pumpkins look awesome! In fact I loved every picture you post here. It looks like so much fun. I think I need to introduce Halloween to my neighbourhood as well.

  54. How cool is it that you have started getting folks to celebrate halloween in the Caymans! The pumpkin carvings are great-love the skeleton hands. With all this fun going on-who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen-this the perfect treat to whip up and not miss out on any of the festivities. They look delicious! Ha-your husband is a real sport if he allows you to post him wearing tights. Have a great halloween!


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