Teacup Cakes - A Fun and Unexpected Way to Entertain
Teacup cakes are a fun, tasty, and creative way to entertain guests. Tea cakes have been served to guests for centuries, but now with oven safe tea cups, people have begun baking cakes right in the tea cup itself! The result is an unexpected and whimsical delight, an individual tea cup cake baked for each individual guest. What a fun idea!
I think teacup cakes are cute and charming. I love to surprise my girls with a cake baked in a precious teacup. It takes little effort to make, but feels like such a special treat. It's also fun to bake a batch when my daughter's have friends over to play. Teacup cakes are great to serve your friends during long talks, to charm guests at a baby shower, or to create a fun English tea themed birthday party for a lady of any age. However you decorate or serve them I think they are adorable and a fun surprise.
Here you will find teacup cake molds, oven safe tea cups, and lots of images of teacup cakes to give you great ideas.
How to Make Teacup Cakes
Teacup cakes are very simple to make
It's super easy to make adorable teacup cakes. All you need is either an oven safe tea cup or a silicon tea cup mold. Any cake recipe, or even boxed cake mix, will do. Simply make your cake batter as usual (I only use homemade, but boxed cake mix would work too) and instead of pouring into a greased cake pan, you pour into a greased tea cup and bake it right in the cup! I grease my teacups by getting a stick of butter and rubbing it all over the inside of the cup. You could also use shortening and flour just like when greasing a cake pan.
The result is a super cute individual tea cup cake! Frost and decorate it and serve it right in the cup.
Image: Charming teacup cake on PhotoBucket.
Teacup Cake Mold - Special silicone oven safe teacups
They may look like charming French white tea cups, but they're actually cake molds! This set includes a four teacup cake molds with matching saucers. Perfect for baking up teacup cakes to serve your guests.
Set of 4 silicone tea cup cake molds.
How to Make a Teacup Cake Video Tutorial
Oven Safe Tea Cup Set - Bone white china tea cup set safe for baking
This classic set of tea cups includes four oven safe tea cups with matching saucers. The bone white china is classy and timeless, while the square saucers are elegant and modern. It's a set you can use to entertain guests for many years to come.
4 oven safe tea cups with saucers.
Hand Painted Oven Safe Tea Cups - High quality beautiful tea cups for baking.
These beautiful tea cups are hand painted with flowers and butterflies. They are made of high-quality earthenware and are oven safe up to 340 degrees. This set includes 6 tea cups with matching saucers.
6 oven safe tea cups with saucers.
Oven Safe Tea Cup - White tea cups that are oven safe
The extremely chip proof glaze on this white tea cup is microwave safe, oven safe, and dishwasher safe. This cup is so resilient that it's even safe under the oven broiler, making it the perfect cup to create delicious tea cup cakes.
These simple, yet classic white tea cups are completely oven safe.
Teacup Cakes Ideas - Great ideas for these charming little cakes
There are all sorts of different ideas for serving tea cup cakes. Here are just a few.
- Serve at a little girls tea party themed birthday party.
- Provide as a fun dessert at your daughter's slumber party.
- An unexpected treat at the reception of a small wedding.
- Serve guests at your rehearsal dinner.
- Serve instead of a cake at a baby shower.
- Serve instead of a cake at a bridal shower.
- Makes a fun dessert for your dinner guests.
- Serve to your girlfriends while catching up over coffee.
Any cake or cupcake recipe will work for creating tea cup cakes. Simply make the cake batter, fill the oven safe tea cups, and bake. But, if you came here looking for a traditional tea cake recipe, here is a classic one.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Next, add remaining ingredients and blend well, adding the vanilla last. The dough should be soft. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until you have a long cylinder that is about 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes and bake on a slightly greased sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
Teacup Cakes Photos - Images of teacup cakesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Teacup Cake Recipes and Photos - Photos and recipes for fun teacup cake ideas
Learn more about making these adorable teacup cakes.
- Taste of Home Teacup Cake Recipe
This is a small cake recipe that you bake in teacups.
- Amber Maharani Teacup Cakes
This recipe makes a unique and interesting Amber Maharani teacup cake. Visiting this link will not only take you to the step by step recipe, but also show you great photos of how to decorate these sophisticated cakes.
- Teacup Cakes! | PartyBluPrints.com
The Party Blu Prints blog explains how to bake cupcakes in pretty English teacups.
- A Holiday Haven: Cupcake In A Teacup
Teacup cakes make charming party ideas. Check out these gorgeous photos.
- Wedding Cupcakes In Teacups ~ Love! | Style Me Pretty
Look at these beautiful teacup cakes at this sophisticated wedding reception.
Teacup Cake Molds on eBay
Find a good deal on oven safe teacups on eBay.