Sugar Beer Bottles

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kayla1505 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:08am
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aww thank you guys icon_smile.gif

aimlyles Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:29am
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I must say your cake came out awesome and I really want to give this a try. I was wondering? Are the bottles and ice edible? I know you would want to remove the bottle but would you have to remove the ice before cutting/eating the cake?

kayla1505 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 12:40am
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the bottles and ice are edible. i removed the bottles and most of the ice when i cut it , cuz its really hard to cut with it on

CakesByLJ Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 3:22am
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I agree with Kayla; removing the bottles makes it easier to cut the cake. I actually flavored the ice, so it was fun eating it like candy.. icon_biggrin.gif

2txmedics Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 3:51pm
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Oh gosh!!! How do you lock in this post to keep??? this is wonderful. thanks for sharing it.

Frankyola Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:39pm
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I made my molds and 2 bottles already but when I am going to take the bottles out the mold my mold tore do you guys have any sugestions?

Thank you in advance!!!

GrandmaG Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:42pm
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What did you use to make the molds?

Frankyola Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:46pm
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GrandmaG Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:52pm
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Hmmmm, I don't know. I use Mold Builder and it is really sturdy. I put about 5 or 6 coats on.

CakesByLJ Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 11:59pm
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I think you might have it too thin.. I put 10 - 12 coats on the ones I made. I have poured at 12 bottles from the first one I made.. sorry that happened.. icon_sad.gif

icer101 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 1:53am
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ok... CakesByLJ... i see your instructions.. all the way to the picture that shows mold cut in half.. see bottle inside. but back in post.. i do read the other persons.. instructions of making whole mold... taking it off bottle.. then filling with cooked sugar and all.. just asking.. why is your mold cut in half.. you say to keep it whole for no seams. i truly am a little confused. i actually read over this thread about a month ago. now i am reading over it again.. tia for answering this ques tion..

CakesByLJ Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 2:02am
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Originally Posted by icer101

ok... CakesByLJ... i see your instructions.. all the way to the picture that shows mold cut in half.. see bottle inside. but back in post.. i do read the other persons.. instructions of making whole mold... taking it off bottle.. then filling with cooked sugar and all.. just asking.. why is your mold cut in half.. you say to keep it whole for no seams. i truly am a little confused. i actually read over this thread about a month ago. now i am reading over it again.. tia for answering this ques tion..




I am confused now.. icon_lol.gif

Rosie2 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:06pm
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[quote="CakesByLJ"]

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Originally Posted by icer101


I am confused now.. icon_lol.gif



Hi CakesbyLJ, can you please tell me where you bought 'rubber latex'?? I also thought that you make whole bottles not half...right? icon_confused.gifThank you very much!!

Rosie2 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:08pm
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Originally Posted by GrandmaG

Hmmmm, I don't know. I use Mold Builder and it is really sturdy. I put about 5 or 6 coats on.



Quick question, what is 'Mold Builder'?
Thank you!

CakesByLJ Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:17pm
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[quote="Rosie2"]

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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

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Originally Posted by icer101


I am confused now.. icon_lol.gif


Hi CakesbyLJ, can you please tell me where you bought 'rubber latex'?? I also thought that you make whole bottles not half...right? icon_confused.gifThank you very much!!




The brand I use is Mold Builder; that is a rubber latex, and yes, my mold is a whole bottle, not the half one. icon_biggrin.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:19pm
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I'm sorry, I forgot to add that the Mold Builder can be purchased at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby, or Michaels..

fiddlesticks Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:44pm
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Hey Laura.. Can you send me your tutorial please ???
Do you still have my email?
Thanks so much for always sharing !

CakesByLJ Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 2:35am
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Hey Laura.. Can you send me your tutorial please ???
Do you still have my email?
Thanks so much for always sharing !




I will, and I do... icon_lol.gif

Rosie2 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 6:36am
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

I'm sorry, I forgot to add that the Mold Builder can be purchased at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby, or Michaels..



Thanks a million sweet Laura icon_smile.gif

GrandmaG Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 12:06pm
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This is what Mold Builder looks like. It's on the left. I use the clay to hold the mold while the sugar is setting up.
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GrandmaG Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 12:15pm
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Here's a link where we are talking about making them. I didn't state how many coats I put on the mold. I think I just winged it until I thought it was thick enough and it has been used several times already and still sturdy.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=603229&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=30

Tania2009 Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 12:50am
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I just have a question with making the sugar beer bottles, now when you are making the half bottle out of clay, are you making the neck of the bottle and half way down the fatter part, or are you making from the bottom up to the neck? Also do you coat right over the opeining of the bottle? And if so when filling the mold with the sugar, do you fill it from bottom to neck?, or do you pour the mixture in the top of the bottle to the bottom? Also when you use the clay mold of the bottle to support the latex one, how exactly do you do this??

I apologize for all the questions, I am not a simple person,lol, I just wanted to be a bit more clear on the details before I attempt this for a cake I need very soon, as I am a mothe rof two small children, and do not have alot of time to play,lol!!!

Thanks so much for posting this tutorial on the sugar bottles! They are amazing!!!

Tania

ThisNameInUse Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 9:44pm
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If someone would make a video of this, they would be my hero...LOL

I am making my mold right now, using "mold builder". I just put on my 6th coat and it is drying now.

The first thing I did was make a big log shape out of modeling CLAY and made a mold of the bottle in the CLAY, with the top of the bottle slightly tilted downward.

Then, I took the bottle out, washed the clay residue off the bottle, put a cork in it (haha) and started brushing the "mold builder" on it, starting at the top and the way to the bottom, and about an inch around it onto the wax paper. It is completely covered in "mold builder"

I am trying to follow all teh instructions given on this, and I think I am doing it right so far....

The mold still looks a little thin to me, so I am thinking it might take about 8-10 coats for it to be the correct thickness. I'm a mold builder newbie, so I'm not really sure how thick it should be, but it just seems to be thin right now after 6 coats.

paprika88 Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 9:47pm
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I first tried brushing on at least 14 layers and it ended up looking like a...for a lack of a better description, a used elephant condom. It ook more than 4 hours to dry between each coat.
Then, I got a tube, anchorned the bottle in and poured the mold over, well....3 days later and it was still liquid enough to pour back into the mold container. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
I used "Mold Builder" from Castin Craft I bought at Michael's.
Am I destined to just give up, but being a "visual" learner, this is really hard for me to figure out how to do. You can barely show me once and I got it for a lifetime, but this is driving me NUTS.
I feel like an idiot that I cannot figure this out. Please, Please, someone help this poor distressed soul.
As a side note, its 89% humidity nearly every day here in Portland, OR.
Thanks. I appreciate anyone who can/will take mercy on me!

ThisNameInUse Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 12:16am
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OK,..that was not encouraging....LOL

After I brush on a layer of the mold builder, I have been putting it in front of a little space heater to help it dry.

I think that one problem might be that the mold builder isn't getting any air to dry.

But I also think that as far as brushing goes, if a layer is put on too thick, the outside will kinda scab over, and not allow the builder to harden underneath it. So..I am guessing that is what the issue is with it being in a tube.

Ya know...maybe dipping it in the tube, allowing that to completely dry, then redipping might be a better solution.

Rosie2 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by paprika88

I appreciate anyone who can/will take mercy on me!


Hi Paprika88, you live in Portland, OR? I live in Seattle, WA we're almost neighboors!! icon_smile.gifAs far as the mold builder...I bought it but have not use it yet, so I went to their website and got this info for you http://www.artmolds.com/product_details.cfm?product_id=177&page=0&cat_name=Latex%20Rubber this shows how to apply the coats, I guess each coat must be dried completely before you apply another coat...I guess the rubber latex have to build up.
Ok, good luck!

cathyfowler662 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 5:25am
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Thank you! I can't wait to try it out!

MaraCarter Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 11:59pm
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Thanks for taking the time to share this info!!

deetmar Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 5:41am
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Someone along her said ther used Isomal sugar. Do you use it the same way as regular sugar?

I tried my first to bottles and they were ok icon_cry.gif
I did get my Smooth-On today, and think I will try it to morrow. But I was wondering if you could paint that on like the Moldbuilder?

Rosie2 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by deetmar

Someone along her said ther used Isomal sugar. Do you use it the same way as regular sugar?

I tried my first to bottles and they were ok icon_cry.gif
I did get my Smooth-On today, and think I will try it to morrow. But I was wondering if you could paint that on like the Moldbuilder?


Sorry to hear that your molds didn't work icon_sad.gifI've read in another thread that someone used Smooth-On and that worked great. Good luck and please keep us posted.
Oh BTW, where did you find Smooth-On?

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