I've never made a teapot cake and would like to make Tinkerbell's teapot house. I saw some very cute pictures in the photo gallery and was wondering how people constructed this cake. It looks like they used sports ball molds and then fondant and/or gumpaste for decorations. What I can't figure out is the "handle" and "spout." Are those fondant and how did you attach them to the cake without it being too heavy?
Any tips or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. TIA!
I have made several of them. I use the sports ball pan, trim some off the rounded edge of one (save that trimmed piece to make the "lid" of the teapot with) Use a pound cake type of cake to make it. I mold the handle/spout from a 50/50 mix of fondant/gumpaste. DO NOT make them too big, that is what ruins the looks of most of the teapot cakes I see. I use toothpics inserted into the piece to attach them to the cake. Make sure they go into the cake, and NOT the filling area though! (and tell the client that there are toothpics in it)
I have a couple in my pics if you want to check them out. If you have any questions, just ask!
I believe in the Wilton 2010 year book there is step-by-step directions I want to do this cake too, but have no reason too.. hmm maybe I'll have a happy 1/2 bday for my daughter.. ha ha
Thank you so much for your tips and information about the 2010 Wilton book. You did an excellent job on your teapots. They are so cute! I appreciate the tips. I don't have a lot of experience so this is really helpful. I'm wondering...how far in advance did you make your teapots?
I made the handle and spout several days in advance so they had time to dry. I did the cakes just a day before assembling the cake. If you use royal flowers, those can be made ahead of time too, and stored until you need them. I never had any directions to make them, they aren't difficult to do at all.
I made one last week after lots of tios and inspiration from here. Lot of problems but also lot fun I have posted mine in the galleries.
I baked mine in wilton sport ball pan.
i learned som ting ( i am newbie in 3 d cake ) Dont take your cake out of the pans to early. place it in the firdge, still in the pans.
The best tip i got thanks to Dianagurrent how to cover ballshape cake in fondant. I placed the cake on a thick glass and draped it with rolled fondant. that worked so well. My fondant was a little to thin and craked in the bottom.
I was very scared of the spout, but i used toothpicks and edible glue to attach and that worked also verywell.
I made my first tea pot cake a few weeks ago. I was really scared, but everything turned out okay.
I made the handle and spout out of fondant, with a little Gem Tex added so it would dry hard, a few days in advance.
I used regular cake mix. Froze the cake overnight, and then let it defrost in the frig the next day.
I filled the cake with BC and then a very thin layer (just enough for stickiness) around the entire ball. Put the cake back in the frig (not freezer) for around ½ hour to get cold again.
I rolled out my fondant about 1/4 inch think (you start out thick because the fondant will stretch as you cover the ball). Put the ball on top of a small clean tuna can (or something similar in size), and then drape the fondant wide over the ball. Start at the top of the ball smoothing it around and slowly work your way down the sides of the ball (dont pull or press to hard against the ball). Keep the skirt of the fondant away from the ball until you're ready to smooth it against the cake ball.
Let it dry over night. Then use a little RI to adhere the spout and handle to the cake. Because the fondant was dry I didn't need to use tooth picks.
Hope this helps - Good luck.