Did you know January is Hot Tea Month? When it’s snowing and blowing outside, there’s nothing like a hot cuppa to warm up – especially when it’s made of cake.
My husband is British, so we drink a lot of tea in this house. It’s not usually like this, though! This cake was requested for a 13-year-old’s birthday – clearly tea’s appeal is ageless. I made a custom teabag label for her special day from wafer paper with edible ink. You can eat the whole thing – tea, cup, string, label and all!
The cake itself was baked in a half ball pan, to form the base of the “tea”. Modelling chocolate under the fondant allowed the cup’s china to stick up past the liquid level.
For the tea itself, I made a white chocolate ganache and coloured it with a little bit of dark chocolate. On top, I poured some thinned corn syrup to provide the liquid-look gloss. Add some hand-painted roses and edible gold paint edging, and this cuppa looks good enough to drink (or eat…)!
I guess this is a literal CUP cake?? Pass the milk and sugar, please!