How Do You Attach A Spout And Handle To A Teapot Cake?

Decorating By PeggyMichel Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 7:42pm by 808hedda

PeggyMichel Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 12:45pm
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If this has been asked and answered, please forgive me, but can anyone explain or direct me to a tutorial for teapot cakes? I want to do a good job for an exceptional lady. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 1:00pm
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I used wooden skewers that were pushed inside the fondant/gumpaste when I was making them Then when they dried I just poked them into the cake.

pattigunter Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 1:05pm
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Candy sticks or wooden skewers but in addition to that I would coat the skewers or candy stick ends with melted chocolate. I just use the candy disks from wilton, they work great and are an excellent glue.

PeggyMichel Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 1:17pm
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Thank you so much! I knew there was a trick to it. You helped a great deal!

calivettie Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by pattigunter

Candy sticks or wooden skewers but in addition to that I would coat the skewers or candy stick ends with melted chocolate. I just use the candy disks from wilton, they work great and are an excellent glue.




This is what I do too!

Loucinda Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:11am
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That is what I do too - just make sure that when you put them into the cake, that they go into the CAKE and not the filling between the layers. Also, make sure you tell whoever the cake is for that they are in there.

practiceandpatience Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:31pm
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how do you prevent the weight of the handle and spout from just ripping through the cake and falling???

debster Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:57pm
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I've done the skewers, and if you use gumpaste over fondant it's lighter in weight. They also have this real light stuff at the stamp book store that you can mold and it's light as air you can paint it. Gumpaste works , just make sure it's dry. The damper the more weight.

kimbordeaux Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 4:02pm
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practiceandpatience,

I would try not to make the spout heavy. I would not make a solid spout. I would have it hollow. Depending on size of spout there are various things to use. You could build spout around a straw or some type of tube.

~Kim

artscallion Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 4:33pm
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When I make a teapot cake, I dust a real teapot spout with cornstarch. Then I roll gumpaste out very thinly. I wrap the gumpaste sheet around the real spout and form it the shape. I usually leave a slight lip around the base of the spout, where it attaches to the pot. This leaves me a strip of surface are to glue to my cake. I smooth, trim and neaten it up while it's still on the spout. Then I let it dry long enough that it holds its shape but is still slightly flexible to help in taking it off. I slide it off and glue it to my cake.

For handles, I like to use top handles of fondant or gumpaste molded around wire. (see pic) That way there is no weight to tear down the side.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1547853

cakesbybeccam Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 4:42pm
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I have used sugar cookies for the spout and handle. I shaped them into the desired shape. I put wooden skewers in the cookies before I bake them. You could cover the cookies with frosting or fondant and then stick the skewered cookie into the cake.

808hedda Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 10:30pm
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You could stick the sharp end of the skewer at an angle to keep it from coming out of the cake.

jenscreativity Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 10:51pm
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I LOVE artscallion's idea! Then that eases in trying to mold it to look like the actual thing! THe other ideas work too, but just love artscallion's one.

I like this thread!

Loucinda Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:16am
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I like that idea too, but I never had a real teapot to mold one on!

Here are 2 I have done with just the fondant/gumpaste mix and toothpics - and you're right - angle them. I never had any trouble with them falling out - but then I don't make them great big either...I think folks get into trouble when they make them too big for the teapot.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=2539

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1357250

lanana Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:46pm
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wilton's white candy disc is the best glue you can get!!

808hedda Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by 808hedda

You could stick the sharp end of the skewer at an angle to keep it from coming out of the cake.



Oops! I meant to say you could stick the sharp end of the skewer at an angle though the cake board

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