Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jane Austen Teapot Cake

My sister, Rachel, is a huge fan of Jane Austen. She has read almost all of her books twice; some of them three times. She loves practically anything related to the Regency era. She has said several times that she was born in the wrong time period. She also enjoys having tea parties.


Teapot cakes have always fascinated me. There are so many different ways they can be done. Since I knew how much Rachel liked teapots and Jane Austen, and since I got a couple of comments mentioning Jane Austen on my Brush Embroidery post, I decided to combine the two and make it a surprise.


The cake is covered in marshmallow fondant, and the piped beads are royal icing. For Miss Austen's silhouette, I printed off a picture and placed it on the fondant. Using a toothpick, I traced the outline of the picture, leaving an indentation in the fondant. Then, I cut out the silhouette with a knife.


I originally wanted the background of the cameo to be a light pink, but I read that Jane Austen's favorite color was blue (I wonder if that's true?). I'm glad I went with the blue.

And for those of you who may by skeptical that this is really cake....I have some proof. :)

Mmm....chocolate.


This is by far my favorite cake that I have decorated yet.


24 comments:

  1. I love this! It's so pretty and turned out so well =) It would be perfect for a tea-party themed birthday. The cake looks delicious as well (I do love chocolate =)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

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  2. AWESOME! I think it's my favorite too, it really truly looks like a tea pot! I still can't believe you meticulously cut out that sillouette. I was able to recognize Jane Austen right away! It was an awesome surprise :)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you liked your surprise! Cutting out the silhouette was one of my favorite parts. :)

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  3. Wow, this looks awesome! I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen :)

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  4. Such a beautiful cake and talented cake decorator!

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  5. Wow! So impressed with your cake decorating skillset, Jenn! You really mastered this cake...right down to the Jane Austen silhouette. Just lovely! And, such a sweet thing to do for your sister. I adore chocolate cake! Be glad you went with the blue background for the silhouette, because you can always use pink for a Barbie silhouette teapot...so ideal for a little girl's tea party! Fabulous job! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! You're right about the pink background for the silhouette; it would be so cute for a little girl's Barbie cake. Thanks again, I really appreciate your comment!

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  6. Wow! This is by far your best cake. And probably my new favorite. ;) It looks amazing! It would be great for a kid's tea party. Or Jane Austen party. It looks just like a teapot.

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    1. Thank you, Taylor! Yay for new favorites! :)

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  7. Wow, you are so talented! My cake decorating skills are pretty sad, so I'm just in awe of some of the cakes you've made here! Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!

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  8. This teapot cake is amazing! Plus, the cake center looks deliciously moist. I'm also a huge fan of Austen and the Regency period. : )

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    1. Thank you, Monica! The center *was* moist...I ate way more of the cake than I should have!

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  9. Oh my gosh, how great is this! I love it.

    Emily

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  10. Oohhh this is gorgeous and so creative!!! I absolutely love it!

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  11. I can't believe this is a cake, it looks amazing!

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  12. How cool is that!! Perfect for afternoon tea! Love it!

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