I made this cake for my Uncle's 70th Birthday. He thought it was real I made a Pina Colada Cake with toasted coconut for the topping to look like packing material. I marbled chocolate and vanilla fondant mixed with tylose powder to allow it to get hard for the crate. The Bottle is rice krispie treats molded and covered in fondant. I made the bottle shiny by coating it with piping gel. The label is an edible image. I got this idea from the many people who posted wine cakes here in CC. Thanks to you all for your inspiration.
It's terrific!!!!! And, I agree with your uncle that it does look totally real. I hope he wasn't disappointed to find that it was cake instead of wine!
LOL, no he wasn't disappointed, just shocked. Thanks for checking it out and commenting.
Did the piping gel dry or does it remain sticky? Also, what did you use for the red label around the cork? I have to make a wine bottle and am looking for tips.
Was this your first wine bottle cake? it is amazing, i agree it looks real! fantastic job!
Thanks for your great comments This was my first wine bottle cake and it was fun to do thanks to all the others I saw on here first. The red part of the bottle is just a strip of fondant wrapped aroung the the top as well. The piping gel did stay sticky but, it didn't matter until it had to be lifted off to cut the cake. It wasn't too bad though.
This is beautiful! I read another thread recently where a CC'er recommended mixing vodka or everclear w/ the piping gel which would evaporate and dry the gel enough to take away the sticky. I haven't tried it though.