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tea party cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rev BJ Friley
Vicksburg, MS

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

(1 rating)
yield 16 serving(s)
cook time 55 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For tea party cake

  • 1 tube
    (7 oz.) marzipan
  • yellow food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • blue food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 pkg
    (16 oz. each) pound food cake
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4 lg
  • 2 can
    (16 oz. each) prepared vanilla frosting
  • 2
    1 1/2-quart ovenproof bowls
  • 1 1/2-inch flower and leaf-shaped cookie cutters
  • toothpicks
  • 6-inch wooden skewers

How To Make tea party cake

  • 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.

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