A solution to your pumpkin problem: after carving out the inside of your pumpkin you're left with the disgusting, bitter pumpkin flesh. Roasting it is horrible and pumpkin pie just tastes of cinnamon. pumpkin cake, on the other hand...
Blend 800ml of pumpkin innards. That's about two small pumpkin carvings. Beat 480g of butter, 350g caster sugar and 6 eggs. Add 700g of flour, orange zest and 1tsp baking powder.
Cook for 60 minutes at 180 degrees.
Ice with orange royal icing.
You rip what you sew!