lardbutt Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:39am
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I try, I really do. I try to give my kids the most memorable and fun birthday parties! I have 5 kids and I don't work, so most parties are at our house. I try to give them something special, like Saturday, my six year old had a the sweetest teaparty and invited her classmates.

Gilrs and boys came and we provided dress up clothes for all of them. It was really fun. We collected old tea cups from thrift stores and the kids picked out one to use during the party and then got to take it home. I made the teapot and teacup cookies. It was an awesome party.

At least until the cake! Of course it was my first teapot cake and it went beautifully. But I forgot to make the handle and spout in advance. I realized it did not have time to dry.

I thought icon_redface.gif I remembered reading that you can stick them in the oven to dry.................I WAS WRONG! I was thinking of gumpaste, not fondant!

So I send hubby to the store for premade rice krispy treats. He brings home the generic brand and they are hard as a brick!!!! I had the hardest time shaping them. They were too heavy, so I was going to add them at the last second.

Well hubby walks in and says what are you doing? That looks just like a penis! icon_eek.gif I'm like, really? It really did! icon_redface.gif

Then my daddy of all people walks in looks at the cake and says, why don't you just cut the spout off a little and it won't be so heavy? (uh, why didn't I think of that? icon_rolleyes.gif )

It looked so much better after I trimmed it! Thankfully no one else saw it before the surgery! icon_lol.gif

Below are the before and after.......ENJOY!

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lardbutt Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:41am
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I'm trying to post them again!

Here is before!
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lardbutt Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:43am
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Here is after!
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mrsscholler Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:51am
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oh my interesting its not that bad though i wouldent have even thought of anything like trimming it im glad everything turned out for you

janelwaters Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:51am
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That is the funniest story!! I LOVE IT!!

And the cake looks great! (after, of course!)

CambriasCakes Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:52am
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OMG!! That's so funny!! It turned out really cute either way though!

tonedna Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:13am
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hilarious!....
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lorrieg Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:17pm
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Nice save! icon_lol.gif

What a cute cake!

bambuf Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:31pm
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Aaagh! You circumcised the teapot! icon_surprised.gif LOL Seriously, though, I didn't think it looked that naughty before, but it sure did look cute afterwards! Great job on the cake and what a wonderful idea for the party! icon_smile.gif

SugarBakerz Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:43pm

despite the challenge, your cake is precious.. you did a great job! Save the other photo for a good laugh when the kids are older icon_smile.gif

sarahnichole975 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by bambuf

Aaagh! You circumcised the teapot! icon_surprised.gif LOL Seriously, though, I didn't think it looked that naughty before, but it sure did look cute afterwards! Great job on the cake and what a wonderful idea for the party! icon_smile.gif




Boy did she! I don't think any of us would want her performing a circumcision on our sons! Funny story. My dh with his mind always in the gutter would have thought the same thing. I don't think it was that bad, but I really like the cute little short spout! Precious cake!

mbpbrighteyes Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:47pm

Oh how funny... sounds exactly like something that'd happen to me!!! Great save!

tonicake Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:52pm

This post cracks me up. Sounds like something a man would say.

I think your cake is very cute and so was your party idea.

KlyKat Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:57pm

Oh My, Too Funny icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif What's funny too is that we all see the same thing icon_razz.gificon_redface.gif

Great reconstruction!!!! K'ly

weirkd Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:09pm

That cake is darling and the party idea sounds wonderful!
And even looking at the before picture, I wouldnt of thought of that. But that must be a guy thing. My DH does the same thing when Im making something. Or if he calls and asks what Im doing and I say Baking, he makes a comment about how I shouldnt be doing drugs with the kids. I guess its their humor. Men!
But great job!

annacakes Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm

Messybaker - I'm still laughing. That's a great story. Things are not always so obvious to us sometimes! I'm glad it all came out right in the end. Thanks!

Anna

lardbutt Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 9:30pm

I am in such a big hurry....just checking in, but I'm sure ya'll would find it even more hilarious if I told you I am a pastor's wife! hehe!

So it was my PREACHER husband who walked in and said that to me!

I can hear the talk now! Did ya'll see the dirty cake the preacher's wife made the children? What's wrong with her!

It reminds me of the time Ray's mother made a sculpture and everyone saw something she did NOT on Everybody Loves Raymond! Too funny!

lecrn Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:23pm

That is too funny! A similar thing happened to me. Take a look in my photos at my Veggie Tales cake. Take a close look at the asparagus. I was so proud of those figures! I wasn't home when the customer came & picked up the cake. It just so happened that I work with the customer. The cake was for her little boy. One day @ work we pulled up the cake pic. to show some other co-workers. A few of them started snickering, & I had no idea why. Then she told me to take another look at the asparagus. I was so embarrassed. Of course, none of the little boys noticed it & the mother just thought it was so hilarious. Mind in the gutter!

mom42ws Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:39pm

it makes me think of the 'bob' from the enzyte commercials. lol!

calivettie Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:43pm

lol. thanks messybaker for this story. I needed a good laugh today. icon_smile.gif

Laura102777 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 11:49pm

Too funny! And I can relate. I was working on a green fondant "1" for my cousin's daughter's birthday cake, and I swear for a while it looked like I was gonna put Shrek's penis on that cake! I worked on it a little while longer until it wasn't QUITE so bad, but my cousin and his wife still cracked up at the big green penis on their daughter's cake. Good thing my cousins have a sense of humor!
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lardbutt Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 3:29am

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has put a penis on a child's birthday cake!

lecrn, that Veggie Tales cake is awesome! You can't help that she (the asparagus) looks like a penis! Seriously, those figures are perfect!

And Laura, shrek's penis? That is so funny! Poor child will never be the same!

Oh my, I've just typed the word penis three, oops, four times! I must move on to another thread!

missmeg Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:10pm

I know from experience that it's very difficult to do a teapot cake *without* it ending up looking vaguely phallic icon_biggrin.gif.

Here is mine from my dd's birthday party last year 0 you can't see it, but it had a rather large...ummm..."sack" towards the bottom of the spout icon_lol.gif:
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AmyGonzalez Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 4:15pm

What a cute story! icon_lol.gif I love your cake it is so pretty and girly. How did you get smooth BC on the ball/teapot. Sometimes surgery does wonders! icon_lol.gif The end product is just perfect! thumbs_up.gif

lardbutt Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 8:31pm

missmeg- funny teapot, gorgeous daughter!

AmyGonzalez- I just used the cake icer tip to apply buttercream then smoothed with a spatula as much as possible. Then I rolled with my handy dandy foam roller! Couldn't live without my roller! (thanks Mel)

I really want an excuse to make another one so I can make the handle and spout with fondant and let it dry. The ones I had made would have been so pretty! Grrrrr!

Cricketlegs Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:54pm

Every birthday should have a special story--now you have one LOL!

You should do a scrapbook page of the before and after to make a record of the story!

The coke looks great!

AmyGonzalez Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:18pm

MessyBaker, Thats how I thought you did it. icon_lol.gif I use the exact same technique, but have never done it on a ball. icon_lol.gif I'll have to try it soon. And I agree, I could not live without my best friend in the kitchen...My handy dandy high density roller! thumbs_up.gif

becky27 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:44pm

well i think all your cakes came out cute!!! and the stories you will have for your children when they get older!!! or rather the explaining you will have to do when they are older looking thru albums!!!!! ahahahhahahahaha very funny stuff!!!!!!

disneynutbsv Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:54pm

rotfl!!!

Great post and your looks great!

SugaredUp Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:56pm

MissMeg, your daughter is so cute!

MessyBaker, my daughter's name is Lydia, too! She is 16 mos.

Cute cakes, too, btw!

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