Tea Party Cake

Rev BJ Friley

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@RevBJFriley

Good Idea: Design invitations shaped like teapots and invite your guests to sample your tea party cake.


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Serves:

16

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

FOR THE DECORATIONS

1 tube(s)
(7 oz.) marzipan
yellow food coloring
red food coloring
blue food coloring
green food coloring
2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar

FOR THE CAKE

2 pkg
(16 oz. each) pound food cake
1 1/2 c
water
4 large
eggs
2 can(s)
(16 oz. each) prepared vanilla frosting

SPECIAL AIDS

2
1 1/2-quart ovenproof bowls
1 1/2-inch flower and leaf-shaped cookie cutters
toothpicks
6-inch wooden skewers

Directions Step-By-Step

1
MAKING THE MARZIPAN DECORATIONS: Divide marzipan in half. Tint half of marzipan pale yellow. Divide remaining half evenly into 4 separate pieces. Tint each piece with a different food color.
2
Shape the yellow marzipan into a rope and form the handle, lid top and spout; set aside. Sprinkle a sheet of waxed paper with confectioners' sugar. Roll out colored marzipan pieces to a 1/8-inch thickness. Using 1 1/2-inch flower and leaf cutters, cut out flowers and leaves. Dry marzipan decorations, uncovered, overnight.
3
BAKING THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 1 1/2-quart ovenproof bowls with vegetable cooking spray; dust lightly with flour.
4
In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat cake mix, water and eggs until smooth. Pour batter into prepared bowls; smooth tops.
5
Bake until a toothpick inserted in each center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer bowls to wire racks; cool for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks.; cool completely. Trim tops off of flat sides of cakes to make level. Reserve one top for lid.
6
ASSEMBLING THE CAKE: Spread frosting over flat top of one cake. Top with remaining cake; frost with yellow frosting. Place reserved cake piece on top of dome for lid and frost with yellow frosting.
7
Use toothpicks to attach lid top; use skewers for handle and spout.
8
Arrange leaves and flowers on cake. Pipe pink frosting in balls around lid and base and in flower centers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American