I've seen some beautiful tea pot cakes in the galleries. I have been asked to make one for this weekend. Will someone please help me? I'm not sure what pan to start with, how to best make the spout and handle and lid. Please help!!!
Michele B. in WV
Check out SeriousCakes video. I used her technique for mine and it was great.
I have made several (did a demo at our DOS on this just this past weekend) I use gumpaste or 50/50 for the spout and handle. Do not make them too big - size them according to the size cake you have. I use the sports ball pan when I make mine. (I have one in my pics and another on my website that you can see for examples) I use toothpicks to hold them in the cake. (2 in each piece) Do them NOW if you are making the cake this weekend so they can dry. I like for them to have a little curve in them - makes them look nicer. If you have any other questions just ask!
Here's a pic of one I made recently...........
I used the sportsball pan, but made the pot out of RKT for stability, the host was not going to serve it at the party.
Definitely make the handle and spout today so it will dry in time, it takes a good 3 days because the pieces are large. I used 50/50 gp/mmf
I covered the pot first in BC and then in MMF. To make the *lid* I sliced off about 2" from the bottom of the RKT so it would stand on a *flat* bottom.
I then covered that piece with mmf for the lid and added a *knob* out of gp/mmf and a *rope border* out of gp/mmf to look like the lid is fitting *into* the pot.
I then hand painted it w/ food gel colors.
Please don't hesitate to PM me if you have any questions.
Here is a link to 2 of the ones I have made - they are all cake and not hard to do at all! If you want to make them out of cake and have any questions, just ask.
edited to add: both of these are cake, and both have gumpaste handles and spouts.