This is such a fun little recipe. I wish I'd come across it when my stepkids were little.
Pumpkin Face Cake
Recipe from 1950s Betty Crocker advertising
Bake a layer cake as directed on box of Betty Crocker Honey Spice Cake Mix.
Put layers together and frost with Butter Icing (see below) tinted orange (mix red and yellow food coloring for a pumpkin color).
Make a Jack-O-Lantern face with flat black jelly candies and candy corn.
1/3 cup soft butter
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. cream or milk
Then stir in:
Beat well to make icing fluffy.
Add a little more milk or sugar if you need it to make the icing just right to spread.
Look at this Halloween-themed political advertising from 1968. Nixon/Agnew campaign workers would leave them on people's doorknobs.
I have no idea if Charles Schultz, creator of Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin, sanctioned the use of his cartoon special's name.