I want to make my hubby a cake with a wine bottle on top. does someone have instructions for that? Also how hard is it to do that? also any suggestions for a wine cake would be appreciated. thanks so much.
They actually have chocolate molds you can buy. I got mine at Candylandcrafts.com. It wasnt too hard to put the two pieces together and I ended up spraying mine with a green spray and then edible lacquer. Then I made a label out of gumpaste and painted the edges in gold and also the "cork". But you could do an edible image for the same thing.
This might help!
bdrider (brenda) has a few wine bottles in her collection and they are outstanding. She is very helpful. I tried to make a bottle like hers but it ended up being one of the cakes that is worse then the stuff in my gallery so I didn't put it in. Hers are so ace.
I mixed chocolate mmf and choc clay together and molded a beer bottle last week (pic is in my photobucket site if you want to see it) it was pretty easy to mold... I printed a label and laminated it so you probably could do something like that
There's a gal here on CC, I forget her name, but she owns www.decoratethecake.com which just came out with a redesigned bottle mold. Hope that helps some!
I've done a couple where I carve pound cake into a bottle shape using a real bottle as a guide. Carve it a little smaller than the bottle to compensate for buttercream, then fondant. The fondant was olive colored then I painted the bottle with diluted gel color mixed with lustre dust. They're in my photos.
So this is what I did:
Got a real wine bottle covered in cornstarch and layed a thick piece of dark grey/black marshmallow fondant mixed with some gumpaste on top of the bottle that is laying down. Get as close to the bottom as possible.... (so this creates a half bottle).... I let this dry for several days and then peeled it off the bottle.... I used coloring mixed with vodka and painted lots and lots of color onto it...
I used a real wine label from the winery that the couple asked for as well as a real crate from that winery.... The cake was sheet cakes under the bottle in the crate.... I then covered the cake with BC and lots of shaved almond bark to look like shavings...
Hope this helps a bit!
Here is my pic....
I made a wine bottle, although it may be larger than you are wanting. I used the bowling pin cake pan and only had to trim slightly around the top. That said, you may not have the pan.
I just started on my husband's father's day cake. It is a wine bottle in a crate like the ones I've seen. I molded it with rolled gum paste on a cling film covered bottle. I only need half a side but you could make to halves and put them together if you need it standing up.
Thanks everyone for the great advice. I think I will try covering a real bottle. To color it do I just mix the coloring into the fondant, and then to make it shiny do I mix the color with some vodka or something? Sorry I am totally new to this! Thanks
Yes I used vodka