Howdy! I am making for Mother's Day a terracotta pot with flowers cake for my mom. I am thinking that I will make a 2 layer 6" cake and then stack (with foam core & bubble tea straws) a 2 layer 8" cake on top of the smaller cake. Then, I would slightly carve the cake to get the flower pot shape. (I then plan to cover the whole thing in copper/dark orange fondant.) Am I on the right track for getting the flower pot shape or is there a better way to do this? TIA!
Use 8 inch round cakes and then use a 6 inch round cake circle and place it on top and use it as a guide to get your shape.Cut slanted all the way around and when you are done you should have a pot shape.Flip it over and viola!
A friend of mine used an actual terra-cotta pot to bake her cake in, and it worked out perfectly.
Yes..I have done that also...it was smaller but it worked great and then I used oreo cookie crumbs for the dirt.
When baking in terra cotta pots, make sure they are lead free.