Can someone please help.......I am wanting to make a tea pot cake but have no idea where to start or how to get the shape?????
Any ideas please????
This may help
I very recently made my first and just used the wilton sports ball pan. It was actually not to hard and I love how it turned out.
The ones I've seen look as if they were made with the wilton ball pan. You could make the handle and spout out of RKT or fondant and attach them.
I've made mine by baking the cake in a stainless steel bowl because they have a better shape (than the ball pan) and flat bottom. 2 of those baked, flip one over on top of the other (using buttercream to sandwich) and then carve the shape a bit. I used gumpaste for spout and handle which can be done way ahead. There is a sample Alice and Wonderland Cake in my pics. Hope this helps.
I made one for my Mother recently, I actually hate it. I had to make it very quickly and I have vowed to make another one that is better...ANYWAY, I used a pyrex bowl to bake in because I didn't want to go buy the ball pan.
Rosiepan, Thanks so much for the teapot link. I also was wondering how to make a teapot.
Thanks for asking and answering this everyone because I have been wanting to try one also
Check out my teapot cake. It's the first (and last so far) one that I've done. I sort of have some instructions in there. I did put a center dowel down through the cake just to make sure there was no slippage. I used a stainless steel bowl to bake. It was fairly simple. Make your handles and spout early to dry...and make them from gum paste to dry lighter and faster. Here it is: HTH!
i did mine with the wilton ball pan also and am so in love with the outcome, the handle and spout are gumpaste
This thread contains some tips on making the spout and handle, including my own advice. http://tinyurl.com/3zeesmr
As for the cake itself, I just stacked and torted a couple of 6" cakes and carved them into the shape I wanted.
my cake is here http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1547853
Hope this is helpful.
this is a great thread and I am dying to have a go at a teapot. I also am in love with the delicate gumpaste cups and was wondering if anyone had tips for doing those?
What would you shape the cups and saucers round?
How long do they take to dry?
I am all over-exticed now!!
thanks, sam xx
check out the local thrift store for a teacup and saucer to use as your mold
I followed this tutorial
I dried them in my oven with the fan and oven light on to help move through the steps quicker.
I based mine on Lindsey Smiths design with the exception to how she does the handles. I used angled tooth picks. If I did it again I would dry the flowerpaste handles on a bed of cornflour or icing sugar so that they keep their roundness as they were on the flat side where I laid them to dry on a flat surface.
I love all of y'alls teapot cakes! They are so wonderful!
Here's a few pictures of one I did for a friend and fellow Red Hat member.