A tea kettle cake for my lovely mother's birthday Dec 2012. It was a delicate orange flavored cake with orange mousse filling. Mom was surprised when I asked her to stand in front of this for her birthday pictures, and was rather nonplussed when I handed her a knife to cut the kettle....... She laughed so hard when she realized it is a cake-- bless her.
It is interesting how coffee drinkers associate tea with being ill. We are tea drinkers. My family still has evening high tea every day. Mom always said tea warms us in winter and cools us on a summer day. But I think she most enjoyed cutting a slice out of a tea kettle.