I am making a teapot cake iced in bc with fondant and modeling chocolate accents. Can anyone explain to me how to attach the spout and handle so they won't fall off or rip the cake? Tia!
I put a skewer in the spout and let it dry as usual. Then just stuck it in the cake when ready.
I used a wooden skewer in mine to attach. Before I attached it, I put a little water on the fondant to glue it.
The weight of the spout doesn't rip the cake or do you stick the skewer through into the cake board?
Well, it would be best to make not to make a big 'ol spout! LOL, but, I don't think the cake would rip. I never stuck mine through to the cake board, but that is a good idea!
May I have a Q too?
Can I refrigerate the teapot cake with spout and handle attached?
thats a good question.
I did not stick mine in the board, just the cake. I did that for the spout and the handle.
When I make a teapot cake (see in my pics), I roll gumpaste out very thinly. Then I dust the spout of an actual teapot with CS. I lay the gumpaste sheet over the real spout, and form it to shape, so that the seam is underneath. About 1/4" at the pot end forms onto the body of the pot itself (this 1/4" ends up being the surface you can use to glue it to the fondant covering the pot itself.)
Before it dries, I trim any excess around the lip to neaten it up. Then I let it set, still on the real spout for an hour. It turns out hard, the perfect shape, and light as a feather. I just glue it to the fondant covered pot, no skewers needed. And it doesn't look all thick and doughy. It looks delicate, like a real pot would, like you could really pour from it.
This post is filled with tips on the Teapot cake... HTH
artscallion - that is a great idea! I wish I had teapots here to use to try it, I have only had photos to use as my ideas. I may have to invest in one just so I can do the spouts that way!
Thanks for the tutorials