Teapot Support

Decorating By mtotowayesu Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 4:27pm by glendaleAZ

mtotowayesu Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 2:04pm
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I've seen amazing teapots here like this one http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1478295
Do I need support for the teapot on the cake? would simple dowels do?

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glendaleAZ Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 5:16pm
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Hi mtotowayesu,

A tea pot cake is rather heavy, so for my tea pot cake, I put a small 3 or 4 inch cake board under the cake, with 3 dowels circled around the outer edge of the cake board for support.


mtotowayesu Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:20pm
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Thanks a million.

glendaleAZ Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 4:27pm
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From your Comment on my Picture -- ........ How did you make them so perfect?

Thank you for the comment on my picture, that was really nice of you.

I formed the spout and handle by hand. Then, I made a small pile of corn starch for them to dry on. (I didn't want to put them on the counter because it would give them a "flat" side. Plus, the corn starch helps to draw out the moisture in the fondant. FYI - I add a couple pinches of Gum-Tex to the fondant, so the pieces would dry harder).

I let my fondant cover cake, and the spout and handle, sit out over night, before I attached the pieces together. (If you let your fondant covered cake dry out over night you will have a much firmer surface to work with when attaching the spout and handle).


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