pghritchie Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 1:40pm
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This was my very first attempt at a beer bottle cake.  Broke 4 bottles along the way before I got it perfect, but now I can knock them out one right after the other!  I didn't color the sugar mixture after all because I wanted the bottles to be clear at the top and look like they actually had beer in them so I just painted them beer colored!  It was perfect!  We had the party at a bar and the bartender actually came over to try to grab one of them out of the cake!  Luckily, my guard dogs yelled...."NO!  That's food!!!"

 

He thought the whole thing was real!  Later he told us that the beer companies sometimes send in little promotional items that are plastic replicas and he thought it was one of those!  I even had people from the other side of the bar coming over to take pics of the cake....and yes, I drummed up a TON of business with this thing!

 

Birthday boy was totally pleased....and I was very proud of my first effort!

 

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remnant3333 Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 4:17pm
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looks so real!! Great job done!! pretty awesome!!
 

pghritchie Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 4:30pm
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Was definitely a big hit, thank you!

Rosie2 Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 6:20pm
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You did an awesome job!! how did you make your ice so clear?

pghritchie Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 6:48pm
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I played with my sugar recipe till I got it exactly how I wanted it.  Less corn syrup and more sugar.  Most recipes called for equal parts, but I used twice as much sugar because I wanted it nice and clear.  Also, I removed it from the heat the second it hit 300 degrees.  Turned out perfect and just about white every single time.

Rosie2 Posted 14 Nov 2012 , 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by pghritchie 

I played with my sugar recipe till I got it exactly how I wanted it.  Less corn syrup and more sugar.  Most recipes called for equal parts, but I used twice as much sugar because I wanted it nice and clear.  Also, I removed it from the heat the second it hit 300 degrees.  Turned out perfect and just about white every single time.

Thank you!! and yeah, you got it perfect!!! great job icon_smile.gif

pghritchie Posted 15 Nov 2012 , 1:07pm
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oh yeah....lesson learned the hard way (broke the neck of 4 perfectly good bottles!)....put cornstarch on the outside AND the inside of your mold before pouring the sugar.  It will come out nicely every time.  Without it, I kept breaking the neck of the beer bottles every time I was pulling the mold off! 

SadEyes Posted 15 Nov 2012 , 2:11pm
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Did you make your own mold?

pghritchie Posted 15 Nov 2012 , 2:23pm
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Yes.....but I found out that it comes out much much smoother if you make a very thick mold!  I think I put 20 coats on mine.  I tried it with 12-15, and it was ok, but the mold tends to ward a little, which will make the bottle less smooth.

rajeev Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 2:18pm

sir 

 

 

me working in indian film industry in art department 

i saw ur dummy suger bottles n intrested to manufactures in my country 

but i did not get proper material 

can u guide me how i start 

me from india mumbai 

 

please help me to start new work for my family its urgent 

cakefat Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 3:40pm

oh that's very cool!!! You did a great job.

 

In the last photo- is the bottle on the left side a real one ( it's next to the right side one which is sugar)? Or are they both sugar?

How did you do the beer labels?

Shasha2727 Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:14am

WOW those are super! I will definitely give that a go for my beer fans 50th coming up in a bit.....

smittyditty Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:27pm

great job!

Did you pour the isomalt in a mold to get the ice shapes? Are those just edible images?

I also never thought to paint the outside of the bottle !!!icon_eek.gif I made my mold upside down so I could fill it with what ever color liquid...a very tricky thing to do!

Great job

BatterUpCake Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 2:33pm

Wowie Wow wow!!! Super impressed...

pghritchie Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 10:48am

Yes...the real one is on the left.  Mine is on the right, before painting it.

pghritchie Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 10:50am

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Originally Posted by smittyditty 
 

great job!

Did you pour the isomalt in a mold to get the ice shapes? Are those just edible images?

I also never thought to paint the outside of the bottle !!!icon_eek.gif I made my mold upside down so I could fill it with what ever color liquid...a very tricky thing to do!

Great job


The ice is made just like the bottles.  I just crumpled up some non stick foil and poured the sugar over it.  Then popped it off and broke it up.

cakestomuch Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 5:21pm

AWhat did you make your mold out of? Was it stuff that you got from a craft store?

pghritchie Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 5:24pm

Yes, I used mold builder.

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