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How to Make a Teapot Cake with Tiramisu filled teacups, Girls Party Cake

Updated on April 6, 2013

You can't get much girlier than a tea set. So when there is a true girly-girl in your life why not make her a tea set cake? Here are step by step instructions on how I made this adorable cake.

Cake!

For the teapot you'll need to make two boxes of packaged cake mix or two batches of your favorite recipe. Pour the batter into a 6in and two 8in cake pans (all pans are 2in high) until the batter is only 1/3 from the top of the pan. Bake as your recipe directs. Once cooled put your cakes in the freezer for at least a couple of hours to make then easier to carve.

Cut any dome shape off the 8in cakes but leave the 6in dome. Time to stack your cakes. Start with an 8in on bottom use your favorite filling or frosting and lay the other 8in on top. Add more filling but only were the 6in will lay. Now do your best to carve the cake into a roundish shape. Don't worry if there is a little gap between 8in and 6in, you can fill it with frosting later. Only carve a very little on the bottom. To make it easier to put the fondant on you could leave the bottom layered uncarved.

Now dirty ice your cake. Make sure it is as smooth as you can make it. Be sure to fill any gaps between the layers. To help make a round shape smoother I use a piece to computer paper. Lay an edge aginst the cake, letting it bend to it's shape, and pull it up against the cake. Once your icing is satisfactory let it set for 20-30min.

Meanwhile get some fondant ready. Use two full batches of marshmallow fondant. Color a 1/4 of it bright pink, 1/8 or less leave white and the rest a very light pink (or whatever colors you want for those parts of my cake.) Save a plum size ball of white and a small fist size of bright pink for the flowers. You'll have lots of left over light pink, it goes everywhere... so its ok. Roll out and cover the teapot with the light pink. Roll out and cut a smaller circle (maybe 7in?) of the bright pink and place it on top as the lid. Be very careful when placing the lid.. no redos! Roll a ball of light pink and glue it on top for a lid handle.

Now take the remaining fondant and hand mold a spout and side handle. Place toothpicks into them where they will attach to the cake. Let them air dry overnight and handle with care. With any little leftover bits of fondant roll cute little beads out of them and glue (water and gum-tex) them to the pot as I did.

Its not nessesary but you can also cover your cake board or plate with fondant.

All the tools needed for the flowers are in this set ^_^

Flowers!

The little white blossoms are my favorite part of this cake! I took a video while I was making them, see below. A plum size amount of fondant should make about a hundred of these little guys. Let the blossoms air dry to make hard.For the pink flowers roll your fondant to 1/8 inch and use a pretty flower shaped cutter. Using a knife make an indention in each petal. Be careful not to cut all the way through. I wanted these flowers to stay pliable so I stored them in a single layer in gallon zip-lock bags.

This project took 61 blossoms and 25 pink flowers (make extra just in case). Once all your flowers are made make a fondant glue by mixing a little bit of gum-tex into water. A teaspoon into 1/2 a cup of water should be good... honestly I never measure my glue ^_^ Using a paintbrush or your finger dab a little bit of the glue onto the center of each flower and add one pearl for each blossom and seven for each pink flower.

How I made the little white blossoms

Tiramisu Cups!

Before filling the teacups with my absolute favorite dessert, tiramisu, I cover them in fondant. First they need to be dirty iced. I just used store bought creamy vanilla. Make your icing as smooth as possible. This is especially important if you have to use bumpy cups like I did (I wanted 10 cups and this was the only set that I had that many of). I really hope you have smooth cups... Once your icing is smooth and slightly set add your layer of fondant. I turned my teacups upside down and wrapped the edges inside of the cup. The handle takes a little molding but it shouldn't be a problem if you keep your fondant from getting too dry. Trim any fondant that goes more than an inch inside the cup.

You'll also want to cover a little saucer plate with fondant. to save on icing only use it under the lip, or you can use a little fondant glue (water and gum-tex). Once both cup and saucer have been covered "glue" your cup to the plate with a little water. Make if off centered so you have room to decorate. Plus as a bonus, the extra room is perfect for putting a slice of cake or ice cream on.

Now you'll want to fill your cups with your favorite tiramisu recipe. I made a hub for my favorite and it's near the top of the page ^_^


Putting it all together

It is now time to decorate! Using my pictures above as a guide use a med-thin textured green icing to make swirls and dots. Then using fondant glue (water and gum-tex), "glue" the flowers on. I sure hope you have as much fun making this cake as I did! ^_^

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Beautiful! What a clever and well-executed idea! The photos are great, and it's such a cute presentation. I've never worked with fondants, but you're making me want to try it.

      Outstanding hub! Voted up and up!

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      Bob Zermop 5 years ago from California, USA

      Incredibly clever and looks delicious. I don't really have an occasion to use it but I will recommend this to my cousin. I know her girls will love it! Voted up and useful.

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      ereekie 5 years ago

      Such a cute idea! I'd be afraid to eat them, they're so beautiful - I would have loved this as a kid :)

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Thank you all ^_^

      Mary - I hope you try fondant soon, it is so much fun!

      Bob - I made this for an adult girl... so I'm sure your cousin's girls with love them too!

      Ereekie - lol I had to convince my party guests to eat them as well.

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      Mr Nice 5 years ago from North America

      Hi Mama Kim 8,

      Thanks for visiting my "Thai Eggplant And Basil Recipe" hub. I hope you will like the recipe.

      I love to eat Tiramisu cake it is very delicious and has unique taste and flavor.

      But your Tiramisu cake recipe needs lots love and skill to make it. It looks very decorative and I am sure it must be very delicious too.

      I do not bake or cook but I will share your recipe with family and friends.

      Thanks for taking time to write this very unique and awesome Hub about making a decorative Tiramisu cake.

      Useful, awesome and Thumbs up

      ~ I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it. ~ Lesley Boone

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Mr Nice- Thank you for your wonderful comments ^_^

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      This is just adorable -- and would also be clever for a grown up tea party, or maybe a shower. I'm seeing Dutch blue china patterns. I love this!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      mollymeadows- Thanks. Dutch blue china sounds beautiful! I would love to see pictures if you do this!!

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      Alexandria Taberski 4 years ago from Loveland, CO

      This is amazing. My Loli friends will love this!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Alexandria, I hope they do ^_^ It's quite the crowd pleaser at a party.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Now off to invite some gal friends for tea, and you are included virtually! Thanks for this, Sasha, am pinning!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Aw thank you Michelle ^_^ A tea party sounds so fun! Thanks for the comment and pin!!

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Dear Mama Kim ~ How beautiful and tempting. My sweet tooth is on over drive with the colors and forms. Blessings, Debby

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      What a talented lady! This is beautiful.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Debby, Thank you! Your kind comments are greatly appreciated!

      Jackie, Thank you, you're very kind ^_^

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      How very sweet in every way! How I wish I could gather all 3 of my granddaughters for a tea party using your cake! One day…and if I get to do this I will try to make a hub giving you credit.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      RTalloni, Thank you so much! You are a wonderful Grandmother I'm sure your grandchildren feel very special ^_^

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A charming hub with attractive photos! Your ideas are wonderful and your instructions, including your helpful video, are well-explained. No doubt that this will be a big hit among the girls! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Ishwaryaa! This is certainly my favorite cake I've made ^_^ Thank you for all the fantastic support! I always love your visits ^_^

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Tiramisu is one of my fave dessert (aside from leche flan). the teapot looks so cute and this is a very neat idea. Sharing to all.

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      Miss Mimi 4 years ago from On the road again

      This is adorable! I can't wait to try this sometime! I was gasping out loud at the cuteness of this little tea set. Up, awesome and definitely shared!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a cute idea! Eating Tiramisu in those small teacups is one way to cut down on the calories. Just the right size! Ha! Little girls entertained like this are sure to carry those fun memories with them always! Many up votes!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is so sweet! What little girl won't like it (or her Mother!) :)

      Love the cake teapot, and the cups......I just happen to love tiramisu! Maybe, I will just have a tea party with my girls ;)

      Thanks for sharing......

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have bookmarked this Hub because I'd really like to try it. I tried doing Fondant once and it was a disaster. I think I need more practice.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc. and will share.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      How I missed this the first time out not sure, but have totally pinned to try this in the future for my girls and have of course voted and shared all over!!! Just totally awesome :)

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      Georgianna Lowery 4 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

      I missed it too, and I'm not kidding myself by thinking I have the patience to do this. Mama Kim, I totally hope you are doing this as a business, because you definitely have a gift!

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      Absolutely precious, Mama Kim. Where was this idea when my daughter was little? Thanks for sharing, Janine. I missed this one, too and I generally keep up with her articles.

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is such a pretty, delicious hub. I have no patience with making decorative cakes, but I always admire people who do! The fondant saucers are so charming!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      What a fantastic idea, so creative and cute! Such artistic work it is a wonderful hub from start to finish! Would love to have a go at this for a little girls tea party. voted up everything and sharing!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Unknown Spy, Thank you for your kind comment and share ^_^ Tiramisu is one of my tops as well... I've never tried Leche flan. It's on my must try list but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I'm going to have to change that very soon!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Miss Mimi, Thank you so much for all the support! I'm so happy you like it and I hope you do indeed get to make one of your own. ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Peggy, thank you for your fantastic comment and votes ^_^ I love personal sized desserts so the cups were a must... I almost skipped the cake, lol. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to remember. We are going to have grand tea parties, lol ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      LaThing, Thank you for your lovely comment ^_^ It's so funny you said that... because I made this for my own birthday, lol. I am definitely going to make one for my daughter (and niece) as soon as she's old enough. I hope you have a great party with your girls ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Mary, Thank you for all your wonderful support! Fondant certainly takes practice... but if you want to just make the flowers, little extra teapot bits and saucers out of fondant you can use regular buttercream to cover the cups and teapot. Those are the hardest. I just know you'll make a fabulous tea set ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Janine, Thank you so much ^_^ Love your comments and support. Your girls will Love this ^_^ Plus I foresee some pretty fun blog posts about it, lol.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Georgie, Thank you for your great support! No.. I don't do this as a business, but thank you for saying so ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Denise, Thank you for your lovely comment ^_^ Who needs youth as an excuse to have a tea party? Not me.. this was my 23rd birthday cake, lol.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Janine, Georgie, Denise, No worries... you didn't miss anything. I published this shortly after joining hubpages before meeting you wonderful ladies. ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Sharkye, Thank you for your great comment. ^_^ It certainly takes patience... my husband doesn't understand my interest, lol.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Suzie, Thank you for all your wonderful support! You're too kind ^_^ I hope you do get to make and enjoy a cake like this.

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      Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

      wow I like girly thing but this sure is not easy...hahaha but I wish I can do this someday I like cakes a lot.... you are a great mom

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Maria! Your right, it's not easy but it is so fun and if it doesn't come out perfect... it still tastes fantastic. Plus if you have a little one old enough to help... well there is some extra special memories to be made. I hope you try someday, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the results ^_^ Thank you again for your wonderful comment.

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      Ruth Pieterse 4 years ago

      Such an excellent idea. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Ruth for your nice comment and votes!

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Well, this is so sweet. Love the detail. Voted up and useful.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Patsy, Thank you for your lovely comment and votes ^_^

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      Jennifer Arnett 4 years ago from California

      This is so fun and creative. I love all the pics!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You have the patience of a saint! Wow, this is gorgeous-to nice to eat!

      I can only imagine how delighted your daughter was with this. Beautiful work and well presented hub with how-to video. Rated up and across except funny. Great job!

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      khmohsin 4 years ago

      Mama Kim 8,

      Delicious and extremely yummy hub. This can be served on special moments. Greatly appreciate such type of hubs. I liked and shared with friends too.

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      justgrace1776 4 years ago

      Yum! Sharing on FB :) Thanks!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Availiasvision, Thank you so much!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Denise, My daughter was 3 months old when I made this... it was for me, lol. ^_^ Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and votes ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Khmoshin, Your comment and support are greatly appreciated ^_^ Thank you!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Justgrace, Thank you for the wonderful share ^_^

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Just came back to tell you I am getting better at making fondant! And to let you know I'm sharing this Hub again because it is so outstanding.

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      FreezeFrame34 4 years ago from Charleston SC

      Sounds and looks delicious! I will have to make this for my little princess!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Wow MamaKim, these are a real show stopper! They look so amazing - it would be a shame to eat them. Great hub, voted up etc.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      That's fantastic Mary!! I can't wait to see the hubs that come from your fondant creations ^_^ Thank you!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      FreezeFrame! Thank you ^_^ I hope she loves it!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Jools!! I really appreciate your comment and votes ^_^

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Such a cute idea! This looks unbelievable! Tiramisu is one of my favorites, but I have never seen it played with in this way. Voted up, etc!

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      daisyjae 4 years ago from Canada

      This is the prettiest cake ever! I have 2 boys so I never get to make stuff like this. Oh well, i probably wouldn't be able to make as nice as the picture anyway, haha!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      How did I miss this Hub? What a clever idea and your photos are beautiful. I've never used fondant before but your instructions make it seem doable. Thanks---now I want to have a tea party!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Faith ^_^ Tiramisu is my favorite too!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you Daisy ^_^ I'm sure you can come up with some great designs for your boys... and I actually made this for an adult, lol ^_^

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Vespa! It really isn't that hard ^_^ It's always a good time for a tea party!

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      Rhiannon 2 years ago

      Hello! I absolutely love this :)! I stumbled upon this by accident but I want to try this for my mom's birthday this month. I usually buy all my cakes & desserts so this will be a 1st for me! I want to try a practice cake so what is the best cake mix for this & do you have a tutorial for this? Thanks, I hope you get this :)!

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      Sasha Kim 2 years ago

      Thank you Rhiannon. I'm so happy to hear you like the cake. Really whatever boxed cake mix you like will work. As for a tutorial the best I have is this hub. The teapot cake part is under "cake" of this article. Its in paragraph format instead of bullet points but its all there ^_^ Best of luck to you!!

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      Rhiannon 2 years ago

      Awesome! Thanks so much for your reply :)! I meant to ask if you had a video tutorial of it because I wanted to see your step by steps. I went to YT to get some ideas & I bought my cake pans now I have to round up my ingredients. I've never made any fondant either so all this will be a fun adventure for me :)! I have an 11 y/o daughter I'd like to help me but she's got a big mouth and my tea pot cake surprise would be ruined so I'll just go at it alone LOL. I'll admit I'm no Paula Deen in the kitchen but with this guide and YT videos I'll have fun trying and it will be a learning experience. My mom loves teapots so it won't be anything too fancy since it's my 1st time but I want the teapot to be pink so how can I get the fondant a pretty pink color and do I have to make a buttercream frosting first to ice it with before the fondant? Also, I found your page when I was on YT looking up how to make homemade play-doh. I promised my kids I'd do that so we watched your video & made grape :). Since it's all food ingredients, does it need to be kept in the baggy in the fridge when not being used? I'm sorry I've so many questions but thank you sooooo much for all your help, I really appreciate it :)!

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      Sasha Kim 2 years ago

      Haha thats great you found me because of play doh! I do keep mine bagged in the fridge.. but I do believe it can be left out but has a shorter shelf life... maybe toss after a week if out and three if in the fridge.

      I'm a huge fan of marshmallow fondant.. it tastes better and is easier to make and work with. Coloring it is best done with the "gel food colors" they can be found with all the other cake decorating stuff in most stores like wal-mart. wilton makes them I think.

      You definitely need to ice the cake with a thin layer of buttercream its the glue that holds the fondant to the cake and the smoother you get it the smoother your fondant will look. It's a bit harder on a ball shape cake like a tea pot.. so expect to spend a bit of time on that step.

      Too bad your daughter can't be trusted with the surprise.. this would be a fun adventure for you two to share ^_^ but I can totally relate! lol Once again good luck!

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