Tea Pot Cake

Decorating By bluediamond Updated 26 Jun 2011 , 3:59am by Taterfink

bluediamond Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 7:22am
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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????

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Rosiepan Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 12:52pm
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hvanaalst Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:43pm
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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.

kendra_83 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:06pm
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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.

bakingpw Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:23pm
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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.

TinkerCakes Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:26pm
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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.

susie1 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:31pm
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Rosiepan, Thanks so much for the teapot link. I also was wondering how to make a teapot.

ame120103 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:39pm
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Thanks for asking and answering this everyone because I have been wanting to try one also icon_biggrin.gif

carmijok Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:54pm
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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!


lorenaortegarox Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:54pm
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i did mine with the wilton ball pan also and am so in love with the outcome, the handle and spout are gumpaste

artscallion Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 10:08pm
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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.

avasmummy Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 9:54am
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I made mine using 8" rounds and carved to shape - the spout and handle made with gumpaste - pretty pleased with how it came out.

Sam_paggers Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 10:36am
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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

avasmummy Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 10:47am
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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.

harveybw Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 11:26am
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I just used a glass mixing bowl to bake mine in icon_wink.gif


Rosiepan Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 2:14pm
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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.

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