liha21 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 1:14am
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I need to make 12 tea cups and I cannot figure out how to do them. I can't use one of my cups as a mold because the handle is in the way. I see so many perfecf tea cups on here and can't for the life of me figure out how they did them. What do I use as a mold??
Please help me.

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Missy227 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 1:34am
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I hope this is helpful.
http://cakesdusoleil.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-make-gumpaste-teacup.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Cakesdusoleil+%28cakesdusoleil%29

JWinslow Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 1:50am
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Originally Posted by Missy227

I hope this is helpful.
http://cakesdusoleil.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-make-gumpaste-teacup.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Cakesdusoleil+%28cakesdusoleil%29




This is the tutorial I used. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2325300/teacup-with-violets
I chose the option to use one piece of gum paste eased into the cup. Couple of hints: use a level (often), I used 320 sandpaper to smooth any rough spots (after completely dry) and make extra handles. I had breakage due to the design. I can't stress enough to be patient, take your time easing in the paste and don't mess with it until it is really dry (my biggest mistake).
A really nice tutorial and I encourage you to try it icon_smile.gif

Jeanne

Missy227 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 2:11am
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Jeanne, loved your teacup! Thanks for the great tips. I have not tried making a teacup yet, but I hope to soon.

liha21 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 2:20am
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Thank you SO much!

BlueRose8302 Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 2:26am
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I am so happy someone asked this....cuz my best friend has decided that her daughter's cake MUST have a teapot and teacup on it!

commisslike Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 3:52am
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I have not tried making a teacup yet, but I hope to soon.Image

jgifford Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 5:54am
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For the teacup, I turn my mini wonder pan upside down and use the bottom. I use gumpaste or a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and fondant. When they're dry, I even up and smooth the edges and then attach the handles. They hold a cupcake perfectly.

WickedGoodies Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 6:20am
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I used gumpaste for these teacups and gum arabic to glaze them and glue the handles on. I formed them with my fingers plus sculpting tools - The ball tool was great for forming the concave openings. They were quite small, each no more than 1/2" in diameter. This was part of a gingerbread house that was Alice-in-Wonderland-themed.
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