Aptly named Tea Cup Tales, this cake was for a grandson's teacher's Birthday. She had a collection of tea cups and loved to read. So I came up with the idea to do a book. Everything you see here is edible on the board. No I'm serious!
The dish is gumpaste edged in edible gold which holds cake truffles topped with little gumpaste flowers. The napkin is sweetly embossed with a lace pattern.
Here's a closeup of the gumpaste teacup and saucer. Even the spoon is edible blue colored gumpaste and then painted with edible silver. I told her she could keep this "set" in her collection as long as it was in a dry cool area with not a ton of light.
The sugar cubes are gumpaste and with a little help of piping gel rolled in course sanding sugar (for some reason blogger wont let the rotated pick come in correctly. Maybe I should name this picture "My cup runneth over." You can make it out a little that the book is embossed and hand painted with edible paint.
Result was another amazed customer. Her class even made huge letter signs to wish her Happy Birthday which the surprise was priceless. I stuck around to see her reaction. I love the reactions. She thought it was real. Typical in my sweet world. I can go through hour upon hour on little details knowing that the end product is meant to wow.