Fodant Tea Cup

Decorating By joanna3292 Updated 17 Mar 2009 , 2:19pm by dailey

joanna3292 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 4:08pm
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Im planning on making a teacup out of fondant mixed with flowerpaste, I want it to look like a fine bone china one with a saucer. Can anyone give me any tips or suggestions for this - not sure where to start... many thanks

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JenWhitlock Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 4:24pm
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I'm no expert, but...
I formed mine inside my daughter's plastic tea set.
then I gently pulled it out and shaped the edge the way I wanted.
after it had some time to dry I attached the handle.
I painted mine, but I saw an amazing one done with RI!

oh, I have a set of plastic nesting round cutters...
I used those as pedistals to raise up the cup as I was working with it
(I placed it upside down on one to help when attaching the handle, and I had it upside down on there to paint it)

oh and my saucer was cut as a round, then I used a smaller round cutter to apply an inner impression, finally I ruffled the edges for the look that I wanted.

my tea set:
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1321747

as seriously amazing teacup!!! - KoryAK
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1124463

joanna3292 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 7:47am
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thanks so, so much for the advice, i cant find a decent cup in this house so Im off to the antique shop later today to try and find a pretty one for some inspiration! Your cake looked fabulous by the way, i loved it

jammjenks Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 1:56pm
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I made several unsuccessful attempts at a teacup and finally came out with this one. I used gumpaste and formed it in one of my saucers. For the cup, I used my smallest plastic rubbermaid bowl and formed it to the outsite. (Put it upside down and cover it with gumpaste.) Once dry, I attached the cup to the saucer using candy melts.
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playingwithsugar Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:19pm
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If you use all flower paste, or gumpaste as some call it, you will be able to roll it thinner, making it more like the porcelain look you want to achieve.

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dailey Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:19pm
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here is an *AMAZING* teacup/saucer by Jacque benson. i think she mentioned before that she uses a real teacup as a mold? can't wait to see yours!




http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakesdusoleil/2492548167/in/set-72157604986335516/

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