Hi CC'ers. I have a last minute order for a Skyy Vodka bottle cake due Saturday. I wanted to do a 3d bottle but since time constraints wont allow me the time to practice, I figured I would do a 2d one instead. I bake a 12x18 sheet cake but now that its done, Im very hesitant to carve it . I wanted to know if yall could give me any tips? I've read several posts on bottle cakes, but the light bulb for me to feel comfortable to dig in hasnt went off yet. I also wanted to know if I could possibly still use my sheet cake if I wanted to do the 3d bottle, or is it too much trouble to bother with at this point. Thanxs soooooooooooo much in advance
for future reference: 3D bottles standing upright. The beer bottle (2nd link) is closest in shape to Skyy bottle)
not all that hard, especially if use center support you lower cakes over as in pictures:
as to bottle from sheet cake.
split cake in half long ways.
stack one half on the other (tort / fill too if wish)
then cut out the bottle shape -- lots of waste at neck end.
create a template by finding pic online.
copy it and paste into a image editing program (I use MS PUBLISHER) that will let you resize it until the image is 18" tall. (already did a trial run and that's why I said to cut in half length wise - bottle is tall and narrow)
then tell printer to TILE the image over several sheets of paper. Print it out, cut it out, tape it together, lay on cake and have at it with a nice sharp knife.
The lightbulb finally went off. Thank you sooooooooo much Doug. Cutting and stacking the cake length wise is what helped me, I can visualize it now!!! Thanxs again
Doug, I am eternally grateful for your post! I need to make a life-size 3d Stoli Vodka bottle cake & was wondering how I would stack properly & ice it. You can always find your answer on CC!