Over the years, I have grown from amateur cook to a mom to three kids (including a massive old one). During my free time, I enjoy looking at Pinterest for ideas, baking Chinese cakes, learning piping etc.
I always find working with good food brands really rewarding. So when I was approached by Gü Puds, the purveyors of decadent desserts, to make an edible tea cup, I was very excited! Gü is famous for its chocolate puds and have recently launched a new, ready-to-heat, hot chocolate (or chocolate milk if you prefer it cold). Now I have seen edible tea cups that you can pour hot chocolate into, but the techniques required here are beyond my skill set and I’d be worried of it leaking. I believe it requires a really thick cookie base with a thick fondant icing. So instead, I made an edible tea cup cake to go along with the Gü Hot Chocolate instead.
Anna from Diary of a Ladybird made an amazing tea cup cake and I tried to copy it. I have to say I am nowhere near as good as her but I’m still proud of my first attempt! Click the link and check out her tea cup!
So to make this edible tea cup (or you could call it a cup cake), I decided to use Madeira for the cupcake as the cake is very dense and not as soft as fairy cupcake. Once baked, I peeled away the casing and let it cool down.
I then made the tea cup cover using fondant icing. You can buy ready-made coloured fondant from shops or maybe mix the white fondant with food gel to achieve the colour that you want. I rolled the fondant into a big circle on a floured work surface, then used the fondant to cover the cupcake, trimming away all the icing, cake and fondant. I am not sure if this is the best way to do it but it worked fine for me.
Roll a small piece of the fondant for the tea cup handle, wet both ends and stick on the cupcake. I had used food gel to paint one of the tea cups. It was not the best coloured teacup but will do for now! I shall practise in future and get it right!
Allow 6 – 24 hours for the fondant to harden before you pipe the chocolate on the top (time very much dependent on the size/thickness of the fondant). I used Nutella for the topping and added mini marshmallows on it! So this is my edible tea cup!
Serve it with a cup of Gü Hot Chocolate! The Gü Hot Chocolate is very smooth and rich! It was very delicious! Are you a fan of hot chocolate and have you try them before?
Disclosure: We have been compensated to buy the ingredients to do this challenge.