Need Help Making A Big Tea Cup

Decorating By andertoncakes Updated 21 Jan 2013 , 1:18am by Naynay538

andertoncakes Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 4:03pm
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AThis coming Saturday I'm making a tea cup with Hello Kitty's head popping out. I have looked all over for tutorials or ideas on how or what to form this cake out of. Can some one help? I had one idea of doing a 6 inch and 2-8 inch cakes and just carving it to form it but I don't do much carving. :smile:

Thanks, Robin

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-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 4:12pm
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i think you can get there from here


then for the handle--make the tea cup handle with 'handles' on it


don't make a handle then figure out how to attach it


worry about it falling off


make a handle with additional extra long arms already built in onto it


all in one piece


maybe even reinforced with dry spaghetti noodles or skewers


so that when it's implanted into the side of the tea cup it is already perfectly secure


make sense? i hope

andertoncakes Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 4:26pm
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AThank you. This helps me a lot. :smile: I was thinking of making the handle out of fondant and putting tylos in it to make it strong enough to hold onto the skewers.

-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 4:39pm
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great idea




fellow ten oh sea an

theresaf Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 4:57pm
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I made a giant coffee cup for my dad a couple of Father's Days ago. (It says Hey Hey because that's how my dad used to greet everyone!)


I started with the bottom of the giant cupcake pan.  For height you can add a small round layer on the bottom. I made the edge of the cup with RKT (hence the very wobbly look!!) and the handle is RKT too.  I used the pudding from a pudding cup that was a good coffee color for the coffee.  


i wanted to just post the link but I couldn't figure out where it was in the new format!!


Good luck!


"Hey Hey, who want's coffee! " as my dad would say. But this coffee is yellow cake with an espresso-vanilla filling and a chocolate caramel pudding on top.  Not my smoothest fondant work, especially over the RKT cup lip but that didn't stop everyone from eating it!

-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 5:03pm
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pudding!! brilliant!!!


i bet he was beyond thrilled with that!!


too cool!!!!


hey hey

theresaf Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 6:32pm
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Thanks, K8Memphis.  My Dad DID love it!  And he loved the giant pancake-stack cake I made for him this year too.  But v sadly he passed away suddenly this summer.  I'm glad others can enjoy seeing the foods he loved eating!

remnant3333 Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 6:43pm
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Your coffee cup is so cute and to use pudding was an excellent choice!! You did an excellent job!!!

andertoncakes Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 8:43pm
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AThersaf, that's a good idea with the giant cupcake pan. I hadn't thought of that. I sorry about your dad. I lost mine suddenly 3 years ago and it one of the hardest thing I've ever been through. When I finish this cake I'll post it.

theresaf Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 9:06pm
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Thank you all!  I look forward to seeing your teacup!!


andertoncakes Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 4:54am
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here is my final product. I had a hard time with supporting the head. I thought I had it supported enough but it pulled on the cake. Hoping that it's supported enough now and I dont wake up to a mess. Thank you guys for the help.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 2:30pm
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oh Robin, you outdid yourself


that is amazing


you are definitely gonna make somebody's dream cake come true!!!




<<<insert clapping hands smilie face>>>

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 2:34pm
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(holding my breath that you didn't wake up to a mess--don't say/think the 'm' word!  ;)


it's tremendously awesome all by itself


then it is the clever little paws that totally take it over the top


makes it brilliantly believable

theresaf Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 3:23pm
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ASo adorable!!! Great job!!!

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 3:29pm
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question, did you use straws in there to hold up kitty?

andertoncakes Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 10:55pm
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AI used dowels to hold it up. I ended up having to take Kitty off and reposition her further back. I doweled the hands too.

andertoncakes Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 11:23pm
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AJust saw the other posts and I have to say thank you so much for the comments and encouragement from all of you. This cake is for my daughter's 12th birthday party. She has been so obsessed with Hello Kitty this year.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 11:43pm
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oh cool glad it went well!

Izzy Sweet Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 12:15am
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What a great looking cake.

Lea17 Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 11:20am
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Oh wow, this looks fab!  You done a great job, well done :)

Naynay538 Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 1:18am
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ALooks great, nice work.

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