Tea Cup Cake

by Marica
(Zadar, Croatia)

This Tea Cup Cake is a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.

It's covered with home made fondant.

From the editor:

Thanks for sharing Marica. Great job on the teacup cake.

To make your own gum paste teacup:

1. Begin by liberally dusting cornstarch in a teacup (choose one with an open, smooth bowl).

2. Roll out a large, thin circle of gum paste.

3. Lay the circle over the tea cup and very gently begin smoothing it into the cup. Don't try to go too quickly or you'll end up with creases and have to start again. Just keep smoothing toward the bottom of the cup and the gum paste form into the shape of the cup.

4. Cut the excess gum paste away from the top of the cup with scissors. Lift the gum paste gently as you go, to make sure it's not sticking to the cup.

5. Use a small offset spatula to trim the gum paste right up to the edge of the cup.

6. Leave the gum paste to dry on the cup for at least two days.

7. Roll out a sausage of gum paste about 3" long and 1/4" thick. Lightly paint one edge with clear alcohol, then press the edges together, forming a circle about 1" in diameter.

8. Lightly paint one side of the circle with clear alcohol and set the cup on top, to form the base of the tea cup.

While your tea cup is drying, make a handle to suit the cup and dry in a big container of flour, just like these fondant frangipani flowers.

Make a saucer using the same technique and now you have a beautiful topper for your Teacup Cake.

Good luck.

Michelle (editor)

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