tea cup cake

by Laurie
(Cold Cold Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

I am making an individual cake for someone, and they want it to look like a cup of tea. I have found a way to make the saucer underneath, but how do I make the tea cup with enough cake for one person? I was going to make a saucer by using gumpaste on the bottom of the saucer with lots of cornstarch so it doesn't stick, unless someone has a better idea? I need the cake for Sunday morning! No Pressure!!

Laurie

From the editor:

Hi Laurie,

You could make the saucer from gum paste, but here's an easy, cute alternative.

Bake a cake in a very small bowl or mug with a rounded bottom. Frost the cake while still upside down (it's easier) then attach to a decorative saucer, right side up. Frost the top with very dark brown ganache or frosting for the tea and finish with a chocolate or fondant handle and a pattern to match the saucer.

Easy and cute!

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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