Monday, February 28, 2011

Teapot Cakes and Teacup cupcakes

So, this was my first attempt with fondant. I thought it was going to be kind of hard, but it wasn't at all, it's super easy. I googled fondant recipes and went with the one that said it was the best tasting people had ever had, and it was really yummy. I didn't have clear vanilla extract so I used almond extract. We had grandparents over for a mini family party and I practiced my cake. I had a monster of a time with the cake part. I intended to use two cakes and put them together. After making 3 cakes, 2 of which got stuck in the Pampered Chef bowl I noticed my teapot on the stove and it was this exact shape, so that was good enough for me, I guess it's more of a tea kettle. I was not happy with the handle and decided I would improve on that next time around. One of the kids asked if the handle was a donut, not exactly the look I was going for!
I added some milk to chocolate frosting to make it thin so it would look like hot chocolate. The marshmallows added to the effect. In some of the cups the frosting ran down the sides a little and I liked it.
After all, this was for Peyton's 3rd birthday so I thought I'd include a picture of her. We got her a doctor's outfit that came with medical tools and she was a very happy girl.
On her actual birthday we had some friends of hers over for a little tea party and I made a few improvements to my cake. This is the snack table. I tried to make it cost effective, kid friendly and tea party like food.
I made the spout, handle and lid a bit more decorative. I would like to learn how to pipe frosting, I'm not very good at it.
For the frosting this time I added baking cocoa to vanilla frosting and made it a little thicker.
Well, I have been trying to add a picture of Peyton with all her little friends that came and blogger won't let me add any pictures for some reason. It was fun and Peyton had a good time.

9 comments:

Luna said...

so cute! I may try and steal this idea..... IF I can convince Kiah it would be a good idea.

Zanny said...

Those are stinkin' cute!!!!! You are so talented!!!

Scrapally said...

Great job! You have a hidden talent! Can I come to your next "tea" party? :)

Caleen said...

I love this.. So amazing Kelly! You did a awesome job. I bet it was the best party ever. Peyton is a lucky girl to have you as her Mother.. You are very blessed to have her too. :)

donnam said...

AMAZING!!! What a super cute cake. I think the Cake Boss better watch his back!!!!

Grandmotherfairy said...

I am so impressed...those are darling! I have never dared to try fondant...maybe you could teach me?

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday to Peyton!!! You did such an awesome, awesome job!! Way to go! Is there anyway I could have the fondant recipe? I have been wanting to try it (in fact its on my bucket list, lol!) and I may attempt this cake for Karli's fourth birthday in a couple of weeks. I have a pink tea set that would go so cute with this!!! Do you possibly have time to do that? Thank you sooo much! Great job on everything!

Grandma Honey said...

Darling post. I especially like the display of little girl food.

Robin said...

Wow what a cute cake !! I love all you do for your babies !! I love a "tea" party minus the tea of course !! lol