My First Teapot Cake -- Take A Look!

Decorating By JacsMommy Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 8:06pm by jaybug

JacsMommy Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:24pm
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I did this cake for a neighbor girl's birthday. It was so much work! I had a really hard time covering the sports ball in fondant to make the teapot, but I figured it out and was very happy with the result. Everyone at the party loved it, thank goodness! I drew inspiration from a teapot cake I saw here at CC, and then gave it my own twists.

This website is terrific! Thanks CCers!

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texasseegirl Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:28pm
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beautiful job! I love the "table" you set the teapot on!

tea07 Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:32pm
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Oh ,how cute I love your colors!!!!

rezzygirl Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:32pm
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Beautiful! I love it! Love that textured table cloth effect. I've been wanting to do one of these for a friend of mine who does lots of tea parties. Any chance you could share how you did it? any tricks you learned? Thanks!


cakedeco Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:40pm
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It really looks great.

JaneK Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:42pm
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That looks just wonderful!!! How on earth did you get that fondant smooth around the sports ball!?? That is what is preventing me from having a try....your's looks really great!!
Love the table setting/cloth!!!

I bet the neighbor's girl really was thrilled with it!!!!

guerrosos Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:49pm
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icon_eek.gif Awesome!

Granpam Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:49pm
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Beautiful job and wonderful presentation.

jenntatum Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 8:52pm
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Great job! That's awesome! I bet it was a big hit!

Doug Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 9:04pm
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so cute!

countrykittie Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 9:44pm
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You did a great job on the cake. I wish I could get my handle and spout and lid to look like yours. It's beautiful.

brwntab Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 9:55pm
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omg, you did a fantastic job!

didavista Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 10:00pm
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awesome job...Its so smooth thumbs_up.gif

SimpleAffair Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:42am
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Beautiful cake!

Wiltonlady Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:48am
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What a great cake, it's beautiful.

Tug Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:49am
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Originally Posted by rezzycakes

Any chance you could share how you did it? any tricks you learned

We're anxiously waiting a reply! icon_lol.gif

step0nmi Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:55am
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Wow! What a great cake! Your details are amazing! This is just so adorable!
You should be proud!

MsLaura Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:55am
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how cuuute!!!!! you did an awesome job!!!!!

Wendoger Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:56am
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Absolutley marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

apclassicwed Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 12:57am
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Gorgeous---love, love the teapot of course and the "table" is just the perfect touch

cakenutz Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:00am
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Adorable absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

superstar Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:03am
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You really did a great job. It looks so pretty.

D77 Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:05am
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icon_biggrin.gif You did a great job!!! icon_eek.gif I LOVE IT...

jlh Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:09am
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That's incredible. What a great job. They must have LOVED it.

brilandken Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:09am
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Very Cute!!

mbarbi Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:51am
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wow great cake! congrats!

JacsMommy Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 3:08am
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Wow, such nice responses. It's no wonder I love this website!

Okay, now for the tricks/tips -- nothing too groundbreaking, I'm afraid.

For the "table," I used a 12 inch round, three layer cake of WASC, iced with white crusting buttercream with a pink buttercream border at the bottom. I put in 5 dowels and then covered the top with a round piece of parchment paper because I wanted to be able to just lift the "tablecloth" off and serve the cake underneath at the party. For the tablecloth, I just rolled out a circle of fondant, used the wilton purple rolling pin with the swirl impressions, rolled it over the top, and draped it over the 12 inch round.

I used the same yellow fondant to cover an 8 inch round cake board, upon which the teapot sat.

For the teapot, I used the sportsball pan and had a lot of trouble covering it with pink fondant. My first two tries, the fondant cracked and broke as I draped it over the top, and I had giant folds at the bottom. I was getting really frustrated, so I decided to separate the halves of the sports ball and try to cover each with fondant. That looked even worse. So I gave up for the night.

The next day, I had the idea to wrap the fondant around the front of the ball toward the back, using a large rectangular strip, instead of trying to drape it over the top. I figured I could cover the folds at the top of the wrapped ball with the "lid" of the teapot, and I could hide the folds at the bottom with the rope border. This worked well for this particular design. I had a "seam" up the back of the teapot that I covered with icing and little fondant dots. It actually turned out very cute. (I wish I had thought to take a picture of the back.)

I draped a couple of circles of pink fondant over the top of the ball, where all the folds had accumulated, to make a lid, and then wrapped a green rope of fondant around that to make it look like a real lid.

So now I had the ball with lid on the 8 inch cake board, set atop my 12 inch round table. I iced a yellow buttercream border around the 8 inch cake board to hide the gap between the board and the tablecloth below. I put my fondant flowers on the ball and on the lid with royal icing. I added the rope border to the bottom of the ball. I cut out leaves in green, made spiral "roses" out of ropes of fondant, and iced them in place atop the rope border.

The spout was fondant that I had molded a few days earlier, stuck onto a skewer and left out to dry. The handle was gumpaste that I also molded a few days earlier and left out to dry. I stuck the spout on one side, and I used royal icing to attach the handle to the other side, and then I drove a long dowel straight down through the top of the ball into the cake below to make sure it all stayed in place. I then used a little green ball of fondant to cover the top of the dowel and finish off the lid.

I wrote happy birthday in pink buttercream, and called it a day!

At the party, I popped the green ball off the top of the lid, pulled out the dowel, lifted off the 8 inch cake board with the teapot on it using a spatula and put it aside, peeled back the tablecloth and parchment paper off the 12 inch cake, pulled out the support dowels, and I had a beautifully pristine cake to worl with. We cut it up and enjoyed it!

The birthday girl and her family kept the teapot for themselves, to enjoy after the party.

I hope that helps. Anyone with different suggestions is invited to chime in!!!

postcakes Posted 15 Aug 2007 , 5:15pm
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Thank you for such a detailed reply! Now that's what I'm talking about! Beautiful cake--great job!

lynseyg2002 Posted 15 Aug 2007 , 5:27pm
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What a stunning cake, the teapot,the table, the

ShirleyW Posted 15 Aug 2007 , 5:28pm
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Prewtty as a picture! You did an excellent job on this cake.

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