Need Help With Making A Wine Bottle.....plez Help

Decorating By Karenreg Updated 3 Sep 2009 , 3:15pm by Karenreg

Karenreg Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:37pm
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I am planning on making a wine bottle in a crate. I read a lot off pple mention that they have used gumpaste to make the bottle.I have used gumpaste in the past only 2 create flowers.

My question is will I be able to cut the cake if I use gumpaste(Wilton) or shud I just use MMF & add tylose to it.

Or do u suggest that I use 50-50 gumpaste & fondant.

I was wondering if I cud use chocolate to make the bottle.But wud any kind of chocolate form a hard shell around the bottle when frozen, can I use modeling chocolate?

Also need to know do I just need to grease the bottle with shortening before I apply the gumpaste/fondant.

Any help in this regards is truly appreciated.

I have a link for the cake I intend to make a cake somewhat like this one.Its from some1 here on CC.Hope she doesn't mind me using the image.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1161060


TIA.

Karen

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icer101 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:20pm
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sharon zambito ..on her blog... shows how to make from chocolate.. can,t remember all her details.. but her site is sharonssugarshack.com..hth eveything she does is great...ha!!!

Karenreg Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:53pm
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Tx 4 sharing the link icer101. It helps to an extent but wanted other alternatives too.

Karenreg Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 2:40am
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Can some body please respond 2 my queries.

Also need to ask how do I make chocolate slabs to make the sides of teh crate box

TIA

cathie_shinnick Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 2:26pm
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I tried to make a bottle from gumpaste, but it broke. I actually made my bottle from cake. I used 2 empty vegetable cans, greased them really well and when they were cooled a bit, I used the can opener to cut the bottom lid off and pushed the cake out. I made the neck of the bottle from RKT. I put them togther,crumb coated it and covered in fondant. worked perfectly.. If you do this, just make sure that when you make the neck of the bottle you make it quite a bit smallar than you need, as it will be covered twice in fondant(once in the color of the bottle and second the wrap on the cork.. I used gumpaste for the crate, just rolled it out thick measured and cut and let them dry complety. I know this isn't what you asked, but thought it may help....good luck icon_smile.gif

Karenreg Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 4:19pm
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Originally Posted by cathie_shinnick

I tried to make a bottle from gumpaste, but it broke. I actually made my bottle from cake. I used 2 empty vegetable cans, greased them really well and when they were cooled a bit, I used the can opener to cut the bottom lid off and pushed the cake out. I made the neck of the bottle from RKT. I put them togther,crumb coated it and covered in fondant. worked perfectly.. If you do this, just make sure that when you make the neck of the bottle you make it quite a bit smallar than you need, as it will be covered twice in fondant(once in the color of the bottle and second the wrap on the cork.. I used gumpaste for the crate, just rolled it out thick measured and cut and let them dry completely. I know this isn't what you asked, but thought it may help....good luck icon_smile.gif




Thanks 4 ur response cathy, it seemed very helpful. I had 1 question, If i used gumpaste for the sides of the crate it will harden right? So will pple be able to cut into it? I have previously used gumpaste for flowers only.

cathie_shinnick Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 5:57pm
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It will get really hard, I just took the sides off right before I cut the cake. The cake under the crate only had BC on it not fondant so they came off easily. I haven't been able to upload pictures in a while so its not posted..I hope this helps you.

icer101 Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 6:14pm
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you could use modeling chocolate for the sides also.. wouldn,t be like using g/p. it will harden .. but you still could eat it.. yummy!

cathie_shinnick Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 6:20pm
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oh that sounds great I wish i would have used that instead, sounds yummy too.

luvbakin Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 10:24pm
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I have made a wine bottle in a crate before. My bottle was cake that I carved into a bottle shape, placed it on a board in the exact size, covered in foil, and then covered the bottle in fondant. For the sides of the crate, it was cake also that I attached fondant strips to the side of. That way the people could eat the bottle, the cake, and the sides without a problem.

Karenreg Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 3:15pm
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Thanks to 1 & all for all ur suggestions & tips however I dropped the idea of adding chocolate logs coz it had 2 travel almost an hour to my hubby's office & i tried testing it by keeping it out but it was melting due to the heat.So made all of it with fondant.However I did learn to make the logs & they turned out quite good considering it was my first time.Just that I didn't use it on my cake.Do checkout my pic & let me know if it needs any.

http://www.cakecentral.com/mod.....id=1452493

improvement.

Warm Regards,
Karen

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