Help, My Sugar Bottles Are Collapsing!

Decorating By Cattie83 Updated 1 Feb 2012 , 6:49pm by DianeLM

Cattie83 Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 6:42pm
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I really need help I have finally made a mold for my sugar bottles out of Easy Mold Silicone Putty. I had no problem with the mold part. However, my sugar bottles keep collapsing . I thought maybe I didn't let the sugar bottle harden long enough but it sat it my fridge over night and 10 minutes after i removed it from the mold the bottle completely collapsed and start to melt even while in my fridge. I mix equal parts or sugar and corn syrup and let it heat up to about 300 degrees. Any suggestions to resolve this problem will help.

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DianeLM Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 6:49pm
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That's your problem. Moisture and condensation will cause your sugar pieces to collapse. The refrigerator is sugar's enemy.

Do you ever see lollipops in the refrigerator? icon_wink.gif

For best results, store your sugar pieces in a dark, dry place. If you place them in an airtight container, you must throw in some dessicant or Damp Rid. Otherwise, any moisture trapped inside the container will kill your bottles.

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