janny1000 Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 10:21pm
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Please send me links of the tutorial and details, thanks in advance

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Rosie2 Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 10:35pm
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Hi, I haven't make them myself, but I've been tempted...here is the link and it's long but, you may have to read it all to understand the process.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-147691-0.html
I'm not an experienced baker so, I'm afraid to try. icon_redface.gif
Good luck and please make sure to bring your work to admire it icon_smile.gif
Rosie

janny1000 Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:09pm
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thks for your help, i have to try this out, hope it works, do you know if the sugar could crack if it is hollow when taking it out of the mold, pls let me know, thanks,

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:19pm
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You can go to the red hot kitchen for instructions. Melissa also sells the molds to make the bottles. http://www.theredhotkitchen.com/ProjectInstructions.html

millermom Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:22pm
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I haven't done the beer bottles, but I have done ice cubes out of Knox gelatin mixed with white grape juice, and it worked great!

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:27pm
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I haven't done the beer bottles, but I have done ice cubes out of Knox gelatin mixed with white grape juice, and it worked great!


Millermom, how did you do that?

millermom Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:37pm
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I can't remember if I used 2 or 3 packets of Knox brand gelatin, but it made a 9x13 pan about 1" deep.

I followed the directions on the box, but substituted white grape juice and about 2 Tbsp. sugar instead of water, just to give them some flavor.

They did turn out slightly yellow, like the juice, but once I put them on the cake, it didn't make a difference, and I think they look a little more realistic since they can be made square like a real ice cube.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 11:44pm
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That sounds cool, I'm definitely going to have to try that! icon_biggrin.gif

millermom Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 12:13am
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I forgot to mention that there is a picture of the cake (the cooler cake) in my photos if you'd like to see them. It was summer, and there is some condensation on them because I kept them cold and put them on at the last minute, but they held up well in the heat; I was surprised.

Rosie2 Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by janny1000

thks for your help, i have to try this out, hope it works, do you know if the sugar could crack if it is hollow when taking it out of the mold, pls let me know, thanks,




I hope someone answered your question...like I said, I haven't try yet, but I'm tempted. I will probably make them just to practice and not on a day I have to make a cake icon_biggrin.gif

Good luck!

alvarezmom Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 6:01pm

Thanks for the link bobwonderbuns! I didnt realize making the sugar ice was so easy!

TheCakerator Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 10:05pm

I just checked out the link for the sugar molds for beer and coke bottles, but I am confused on how they are used, and there don't seem to be any directions on the page yet ... do you make two bottles and then stick them together? Or do you only use half a bottle? thanks for any help!

janny1000 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 12:22am

yes i had the same question as cakerator, as even i went into the link and had no luck, no sure if it is full or half bottles that you all make, let us know, thanks

juliebold Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 12:34am

I made a sugar beer bottle once. Well my husband did. He carefully cut a beer bottle in half and used that as the mold. He poured in hot sugar after he sprayed the glass bottle with pam. He then used a spoon and formed the sugar to the inside of the bottle. Let it get hard and removed and did again. He then used a large pan and turned on the heat to get warm. Once warm he put half the bottle in to melt the edge. Then joining the two together. He used a real bottle to get an correct size for the bottle. I will post the pix of the bottle with the cake.

Hope it helps good luck.

Trevie Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 12:48am

Try this one. Hope it helps.

http://denascakes.com/Demonstrations.html

janny1000 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 1:45am

Trevie thank you so much for this link, it is very detailed and now i think i have an idea how to do it, i just have to get my hands on the mold, i definitely plan on doing this project for my next cake, thanks so much for your help, just like sweetresults very detailed, thanks once again appreciate your help.

Trevie Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 1:51am

It's really easy to make your own mold. You can get a different version of silicone at Michaels for about 20 bucks and it'll make about 2 bottles. I've made 3 beer cakes and I actually prefer to use isomalt instead of sugar. It has a higher burn point and you don't have to bring it to a certain temperature. It does cost a little bit more though. Just let me know if you need help and I'd be happy to.

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 3:01pm

Trevie, boy Dena does great work!! Wow!! icon_biggrin.gif

janny1000 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 5:25pm

Trevie, can you let me know when you use the molds, do you cover the whole bottle or just half, and where can i find isomalt, i am in toronto, canada, so not sure, never seen this isomalt, let me know thanks,

Trevie Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 6:36pm

Hi, I found isomalt on Amazon and I believe Country Kitchen Sweet Arts has it as well. When I make the molds, I cover about 2/3 of the bottle, not the whole thing. It's an optical illusion when you put the bottles on the cake they look like the whole bottle. HTH

janny1000 Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 6:50pm

thank you once again for the quick reply

Trevie Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 6:57pm

Your welcome. Oh, and when you pour the sugar in the mold make the bottom part of the bottle shaped like a shovel so that you can insert it in the cake without too much damage to the cake.

janny1000 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:05pm

Hi Trevie,

I am back again, i have been trying to get my hands on the amazing mold putty, but no luck here in toronto, canada, or any product like that, do you have any suggestions where else can i look for it, i have contacted Michaels as well and they do not carry that product, they do have i think the liquid, but not sure how easy that is to use, let me know if you can, thanks,

Rosie2 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by Trevie

make the bottom part of the bottle shaped like a shovel so that you can insert it in the cake without too much damage to the cake.



Hi Trevie, I have a quick question...how do you make the bottom of the bottle shaped like a shovel?? do you wait for the sugar to cool off and use your hands?? I'm trying to picture it in my mind icon_smile.gif
Ok, thank you, great thread!!!

Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevie

make the bottom part of the bottle shaped like a shovel so that you can insert it in the cake without too much damage to the cake.


Hi Trevie, I have a quick question...how do you make the bottom of the bottle shaped like a shovel?? do you wait for the sugar to cool off and use your hands?? I'm trying to picture it in my mind icon_smile.gif
Ok, thank you, great thread!!!




When you pour the hot sugar in the mold it will usually look like a shovel at the bottom anyway, but you have to carefully (because it is way hot) let the sugar run down and tilt or roll the mold to get the sugar to the sides and towards the bottom. Does that make sense?

mkolmar Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 6:12pm

I've been wanting to do one of these cakes for a while now. Think I might be brave enough to try this summer. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

Rosie2 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 10:59pm
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Originally Posted by Trevie

When you pour the hot sugar in the mold it will usually look like a shovel at the bottom anyway, but you have to carefully (because it is way hot) let the sugar run down and tilt or roll the mold to get the sugar to the sides and towards the bottom. Does that make sense?



Ahhh, I see, thank you very much Trevie, and yes that makes sense. I must be brave and try it...thanks a lot!!!!

starr2 Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 1:19am

Can anyone tell me as well how to make the sugar beer bottles. I have been searching for 2 hours and i can not find anything. I have a cake to do for a friend. I think i found the molding for it, it was like 30 bucks. Please need help! My email is autumnpender@live.com. Iam not even sure how this all works to ask guestions or talk, i just know iam tired.

Trevie Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 1:36am

try this link:http://denascakes.com/Demonstrations.html It's Dena's Cakes. Great Tutorial!!

2chae Posted 9 Mar 2009 , 2:08am

I used sweetresults directions. They were very easy to make and they came out great. (pic in my photos)

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