I am wanting to try a tea pot cake. Does any one have a recommendation on constrution of the cake and what size pans do you use? Thanks for all help and tips.
I made a teapot using three 6 inch rounds, leveling the bottom two and leaving the top layer domed to create the shape of the teapot lid. It was very easy to do and easy to ice. A lot of people use the ball pan, but I really liked the shape of the one I did. I used to collect teapots and had one very similar to this shape. Here's a link to it:
If you check this thread out there is some info posted by Loucinda that is very helpful.
I use the wilton sports ball pan and a pound cake type cake. I cut off a part of one of the rounds so it will set flat. I save that cut part to use for the "topper" - the handle and spout are made of gumpaste/fondant mix. Make those a few days ahead so they can dry. Use toothpics or skewers in them to attach them to the cake (make sure when you stick them in that they go into cake and not the filling part of the cake) Don't make them too big, I see a lot of them that are and they don't look nice IMO.
Here are pics of some I have done. I have made a ton of them...I used to bake for a tea house here in our town and she ordered them quite often.
I had forgotten all about that post! (my former name was Quadcrew - only I don't have my ATV anymore, so I changed my name!) If you have any questions, just ask!
I used two pryex bowls to cook in for my teapot .