Kettle Cake

by Meena Mustafa
(Virginia)


The story behind this Kettle Cake:


It took me down the memory lane when as a child I would play with dolls and have tea parties. Just recently I had a dream that once again I was a little girl playing with my dolls and having a tea party with my child hood friends. I remember my mother making tea for us that I would put in the kettle and pour it in the cups. Who knew that time would fly so soon and here I am today recalling my past. So I came up with the idea of baking a cake that looked like a kettle from the past with roses on it.

My Kettle Cake:

The flavor is Vanilla and the filling is of peach and black berry. I just wanted to be creative so I gave a layer of each. I made the gum paste roses to put on the cake as the kettle I played with as a little girl had roses on it. Making gum paste flowers takes a long time and once the flowers are made it has to be left to dry so the petals don’t break. Then I airbrush or paint the flower and using a brush I add pearl dust to give it a shiny look. These flowers can later be stored in an air tight container for later use. I just love working with gum paste.

My Passion:

Cake baking and decorating is my passion. As the saying goes “Imagination is more important than knowledge”… so here I use more of my imagination creating cakes as I never did go to any culinary school. I watch You tube videos and learn from others just to improve my skills… What could be more fun than cake decorating… It’s an Art that I thoroughly enjoy. My son who is 11 years old knows so much about cakes and the art work and gives me a helping hand at times. This could be a wonderful profession for those who love baking and cake decorating. I will never stop dreaming my dreams as one day I want to have my bakery called Meena’s Magic.

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Sep 07, 2011
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Beyond Belief!
by: Ella

Thanks, Meena, for sharing this amazing cake--hard to believe this is and edible creation! I love the flowers--obviously all hand-made. You do such lovely work.

The teapot is most original, and the blackberry filling was especially delicious. Keep up the amazing creativity!

Sep 07, 2011
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Tea Kettle Cake by Meena
by: Caroline

Unbelievable...you are so talented with the cakes you design and make.

And the story behind this one is very beautiful.

Sep 07, 2011
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Meena's Kettle Cake
by: Mary Jo

The best cake I have seen in a long time. Also delicious to eat.

Meena's talent should be recognized. She is truly a culinary artist!

Sep 07, 2011
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Beautiful cake
by: Jessica

It looks so amazing and very tasty, the cake part is soft, fresher and decorations were neat. Thanks you for let me have a great dessert.

Sep 07, 2011
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Beautiful and delicious!
by: Linda

Meena, you truly have a talent. I'm so lucky I get to enjoy it--both with my eyes and with my taste buds!

Linda

Sep 07, 2011
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Meena`s talent is unleashing
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Complimenting this cake in words would be an injustice with the efforts and hard work of Meena. I am not getting words from vocabulary storage to compliment, this is like "THE WONDER OF THE CAKE WORLD".

Your achievement is an example to us all & to all the cake makers. You are an example of commitment and hard work.

Meena I congratulate you and wish you the best as you embark on your next exciting adventure.

Sep 07, 2011
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From Laila Wasti-Rehmani
by: Anonymous

This beautiful kettle cake is worth a million words but I will express only a few. It is a breath of fresh spring air. The look is whimsical and kitschy. Good luck for the future and congratulations on your achievement.

Sep 08, 2011
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kettle cake
by: muniba

beautifullllllllllllllllllllllllll to say the least =p

Sep 08, 2011
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Just Beautiful
by: Pir Syed E. Shah

It is such a beautiful work, awesome, how one can cut n eat, it is pleasant to eyes, mmmmmmm mouth watering, cant wait to taste it , aaaaaaaawwwww

Sep 08, 2011
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Kattle cake
by: kiran khalid

Beautiful cake Meena, you truly have a talent.i wish to eat it All mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sep 09, 2011
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TRUELY APPRECIABLE.
by: Talamana jan

MEENA,your work of art is worth to be praised,it looks like a real china teapot,the roses look fresh and very natural and the best thing is your love and dedication for your work which is evident....the flavors are awesome.....

Sep 09, 2011
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OFF THE HOOK!!!!
by: Sean Jeeva

At first I thought it was a real Kettle. Amazing work done by Meena!!!!

Sep 09, 2011
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Amazing!
by: Gulshan Ara,

The Kettle cake is an amazing piece of art. Very beautiful Decoration. Colour combination's of the cake decoration is very unique ....

In short the Cake maker put all of her expertise & hard work into this cake...

I am very sure about the fact that it tastes yummy too. A new & different taste...

All the best wishes for Meena!

Sep 11, 2011
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Meenas Kettle cake
by: Atiya

I had left a commment an as I was about to post it my 3 year old sent it even before I got to write my name!..now I don't see my comment at all. But I just wanted to say Meena your cakes are getting better and better , and now my favorite 'Tea Pot cake' is gorgeous...makes me want to dress up and have an English Tea Party immediately and have this cake as my center piece!...Best of Luck Meena!

Sep 15, 2011
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Cup of Tea?
by: kristi de seve

LOVERLY! the work is excellent and inspirational. i'm going to have to try something like this. thank you!

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