What kind of pan is used to make the teapot cakes I have been seeing. It looks like it could possibly be a bowl that is being used. I am wanting to try to make this cake for my hubby, he collects teapots, so it would be perfect! Any info or suggestions would be great! Thanks.
I used the sports ball.
That is the pan I used also.
Oh ok now that I think about it the sports ball pan makes perfect sense. Thanks for the info. Can't wait to try it out!
I have that pan!!!!!!!!!!! My MIL's b-day is at the end of the month. It will be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope mine turns out as beautiful as I have seen on here!
if we don't have that pan, would a couple of small pyrex bowls work just as well? Of course I would cut one down for the bottom to sit neatly at the base. My daughter's MIL's birthday is coming up soon, and she would love a cake like this. The problem would be in keeping it together I think, not sure how it's done in the first place!!! Thanks for any advice you would be able to offer on this for me. I'm glad you posted this question cocakedecorator!
I was just thinking the same thing jscakes! I am not really sure how it all holds together. I wanna try it soon. I may have a diaster on my hands, who knows I guess practice makes perfect right?
I've never had a problem with it staying together. I just put some icing between the layers like you would a regular 2 layer cake. I slice a part off of the bottom of one of them and then save it to make the topper. (cut it with a drinking glass - that makes it about the perfect size for the topper) I've made several of them and never had one fall apart yet. I also put some icing on the cake board (of course) before setting the cut side down on it. If you have any more questions, just ask, I'd be glad to help in any way.
Thanks Quadcrew, my daughter will be tickled that we are going to do this for her MIL! And yes, you may see my first attempt in the cake disaster forum also!!!
You'll do just fine, it really isn't too hard. I promise! Just let me know if you need any more info, I will be glad to help.
i just did a tea pot for my daughter birthday! i havent gotten it posted to the right place, but if you look under general info....under my cake pictures, i posted it there. i will figure out how to put it in my gallery later. i used cookies for the tea spout and handle, that made it way heavy and the spout kept falling over. next time i would use a smaller cookie and less icing.
I used gum paste, you could use fondant or martzipan too if you wanted to. Here is the link to one I have made so you can see it:
Quadcrew's Tea Pot Cake
Quadcrew: I just checked out your teapot cake, it's really cute!
definately looks like she knew what to do!!! Its so pretty.....
I would have never thought to use my sports ball pan for a teapot. My sis loves teapots!! And she will be coming over this summer. I would love to surprise her with one. Quadcrew, how did you shape the handle and spout? I think it was a beautiful cake!! Thanks.
Thanks everyone. I got the idea from a magazine - can't remember which one. The handle and spout are done freehand - I don't like to make them real big - they would be heavy and hard to keep on the cake. I used toothpics in strategic places (2 in each piece) to stick them into the cake. If you wanted something totally edible, you could use something like spagetti pieces??
My goodness! That is a beautiful cake Quadcrew! Ok, you used the ball pan for the teapot. What did you use for the lid? You are very good!!
Ok, I went back & read your post again. So you cut the ball pan down some & used that part for the top. That also made the teapot flat on the bottom so it would stand better right? I thought making the teapot was so much harder then this! What fun!