Thursday, April 23, 2009
Today's Teapot Cake Project
Here is the teapot cake I made for book club tonight for our Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book. It came out better than I thought it would have around 11 a.m. this morning when I discovered the Marzipan I purchased on Monday to make the spout, handle, and knob was as hard as a rock. I opened that package and could have thrown it against the wall and it wouldn't have broke. (On a side note....I would have liked to have thrown it at the squirrels bothering my bird feeders today but that's a story for another day.) I have never used Marzipan before and called the number on the package to find out if this was natural. Somehow, the store where I purchased this has had it on the shelf for ages. They couldn't even find the product number in their system any more. So, I will have to return it to the store where I bought it. Meanwhile, I live a good 14 miles from the store and it's not such an easy thing to just jump in the car and go get more. So I used a cereal box and cut out the spout and handle and frosted it!!! Voila....here is the results. Now mind you I made these pieces long enough to really push in the cake so they would hold up. I baked this cake in a 1-1/2 quart Pyrex bowl at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. The key is to grease your bowl well so that it will come out easily. It's chocolate, of course. And there you have it!!!