Teapot, Teacups And Saucers ????

Decorating By cakeandpartygirl Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 7:32pm by Deb_

cakeandpartygirl Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:22am
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I have seen so many gorgeous tea theme cakes on here. I was wondering can anyone give me some pointers on:
How to make the saucers
How to cover the teacups ( I am baking them out of the small wonder doll pan from wilton)
How to form the lid of the teapot
I know that this sounds stupid but I need some help. icon_redface.gif Thanks in advance.

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Loucinda Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 12:35pm
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I have not made any teacups/saucers but I make teapots quite a bit. I use the sports ball pan and I save the piece that I cut off of the rounded part of one of the halves (so the "teapot" will set flat on a cake board) I then take that piece and use a small drinking glass to cut a round from it. I put that on the top of the teapot and then crumb coat it. You can see one of my teapots in my photos.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 12:37pm
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Thank you so much for that. I would have never thought of that. icon_smile.gif

Deb_ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:27pm
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I made my teapot out of RKT that I molded in the Sports Ball pan. I then covered it with bc and fondant. For the cover I did the same as PP said. The handle and spout I made from 50/50 gumpaste/MMF, it took about 1 week to get those pieces completely dry and hard enough to attach to the pot.

The saucer was the same 50/50 mixture......I used one of my own saucers for a mold. Flip the saucer over, roll out the gp/mmf, lay over the bottom of the saucer, press to mold and trim excess. I left it to dry on the saucer for a couple of days.

I didn't bake my teacup, I molded it the same as my saucer into a real teacup and let it dry, then I made the handle and bottom out of gp/mmf.

Here is a pic of the one I recently did.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1330690

Good luck, if you need any help don't hesitate to PM me.
Deb icon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:43pm
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The ones I make are made of cake - the best is to use a pound cake recipe. I also have only iced them in buttercream - just use the Viva method to get it smooth. I use royal icing flowers and I like making a rose as the handle on the lid.

For the spout and handle - either all gumpaste or like dkelly - 50/50 blend. do not make them too big, they don't look as nice. Make sure to get the little "lip" in thetip of the spout - makes it look realistic! I use toothpicks (2 in each piece) to attach them - also when making the spout, use the sports ball pan to kind of get the "curve" you need where it will attach to the cake (hope this all makes sense the way I am typing it)

When attaching the pieces to the teapot - MAKE SURE that the toothpics are going into the CAKE and not where the 2 halves are meeting - they won't stay on if you are attaching them where there is filling! icon_wink.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:45pm
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DKelly this is so funny because I didn't realize it was yours but I saved it in my favorites. A fellow ccer emailed it to me because I was thinking of handpainting the design on it. I am on my way to bed for the night so I will pm you some questions in the morning. Thanks for your reply

Loucinda Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:53pm
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The ones I make are made of cake - the best is to use a pound cake recipe. I also have only iced them in buttercream - just use the Viva method to get it smooth. I use royal icing flowers and I like making a rose as the handle on the lid.

For the spout and handle - either all gumpaste or like dkelly - 50/50 blend. do not make them too big, they don't look as nice. Make sure to get the little "lip" in thetip of the spout - makes it look realistic! I use toothpicks (2 in each piece) to attach them - also when making the spout, use the sports ball pan to kind of get the "curve" you need where it will attach to the cake (hope this all makes sense the way I am typing it)

When attaching the pieces to the teapot - MAKE SURE that the toothpics are going into the CAKE and not where the 2 halves are meeting - they won't stay on if you are attaching them where there is filling! icon_wink.gif

Deb_ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 7:32pm
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Originally Posted by cakeandpartygirl

DKelly this is so funny because I didn't realize it was yours but I saved it in my favorites. A fellow ccer emailed it to me because I was thinking of handpainting the design on it. I am on my way to bed for the night so I will pm you some questions in the morning. Thanks for your reply




Oh cool, I'm honored you liked it enough to put it in your fav's! icon_biggrin.gif I just noticed you're in Japan, not sure what the time difference is for us. I'm on the East Coast of the US.

The handpainting was really easy. I copied a porcelain teapot that I had as inspiration. I used gel food colors mixed with a little vodka. It dried fairly quick........about a few hrs. to the touch.

I'm here for you with whatever questions you may have!

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