sajoet Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 11:10pm
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I have to do a cake for a client who wants a beer cooler cake. She asked that the lid on the cooler be open so that you can see "cans of beer" inside. How can I do the ice? I don't know that I can get any isomalt. Not sure what else I could use. Any suggestions?

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chefyluvs2cook Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 12:57pm
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boil sugar and water and pour it over ice let it dry then u will have ice

sebrina Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 1:16pm
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Unflavored Jello. They carry it in most grocery stores, sometimes with the jelly & jams. Just make it as the directions say & then cut it in small squares. Makes great ice & holds up well! icon_smile.gif

cantoncakes Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 1:20pm
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You can use sugar and water but it will be slightly yellow. Isomalt will give you clear ice. I used it to make the ice in the beer barrell cake in my photos.

sebrina Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 1:20pm
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Here is a link to the 'ice' I made. HTH! icon_smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58910007@N08/

KarenOR Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 8:53pm
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Wow cantoncakes! Just wow!!!

KarenOR Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 8:54pm
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Wow cantoncakes! Just wow!!!

hollys_hobby Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 9:22pm
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I used sugar and corn syrup and boiled to hard crack stage, then poured into silicone ice cube trays and let cool. The only silicone trays I could find had a dice design on them, but I did love how the ice cooled and looked like it was sweating. here is a link to my cake. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1828287

cantoncakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 12:46am
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Thanks karenOR! After looking at your phots, a compliment from you is HUGE for me. Your work is amazing!

Crazboutcakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 1:19am
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Originally Posted by hollys_hobby

I used sugar and corn syrup and boiled to hard crack stage, then poured into silicone ice cube trays and let cool. The only silicone trays I could find had a dice design on them, but I did love how the ice cooled and looked like it was sweating. here is a link to my cake. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1828287




Holly hobby do you actually have a recepy that you used for your ice? I really like the way is looks. thumbs_up.gif

sajoet Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 2:01am

Thank you so much for the suggestions! I'm going to try out a few of them and see which works the best.

iris711 Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 2:37am
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Originally Posted by sebrina

Here is a link to the 'ice' I made. HTH! icon_smile.gif

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58910007@N08/




wow!!! that's really nice, are the beer bottles real??? can you give me exact recipe? thanks

hollys_hobby Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by Crazboutcakes

Holly hobby do you actually have a recepy that you used for your ice? I really like the way is looks. thumbs_up.gif




Thank you! The recipe is this:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 T water
Boil to hard crack stage.
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kake4umjp Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 6:33pm

I make it all the time. I found a recipe in American Cake many years ago. Use vodka in place of water. use only enough to moisten the sugar. heat to hard crack, pour onto crumples foil. when cool break it up. I tried it in the microwave. Did not work, must do stove top

Enchantedcakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 6:46pm

Do you need to do anything to the silicone mold such as treat it with oil before you pour in the sugar?

hollys_hobby Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 8:49pm

nope, I just poured it right in the mold, and it came right out when cool.
I agree with kake4umjp, don't use the microwave, do it on the stovetop.

Crazboutcakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 10:54pm

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Originally Posted by Crazboutcakes

Holly hobby do you actually have a recepy that you used for your ice? I really like the way is looks. thumbs_up.gif




Thank you! The recipe is this:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 T water
Boil to hard crack stage.
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Thanks so much, got to try this thumbs_up.gif

sajoet Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 1:22am

my first three efforts failed. trying again tomorrow. it always gets an amber color to it. grr. i'm going to try the recipe that was just posted and see if that works. otherwise, i'm going to try plain gelatin. when all else fails, right? lol

Terri66 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 12:03pm

Hi, go to Youtube and watch videos on making "sugar glass"...its only a few ingredients like cream of tartar, sugar and corn syrup...boiled and poured out in a syrup-y texture on crumpled up "aluminum foil"...to airdry! Use the clear corn syrup.

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 1:09am

Oh I'm glad I found this -- I have a beer cooler cake coming up. Thanks for the tips!! icon_biggrin.gif

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