Louiselovesbaking Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 11:26am
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I have read on here that you can use corn syrup and vodka and paint it on the bottle to get a shiny effect, but does anyone know if golden syrup will be fine and do the same thing?? Help help or tips would be great, Many Thanks, Louise.

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orange-sox Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:45pm
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Hi there, I'm not sure if golden syrup would work, but I notice you live in the UK. If you have a tesco local to you, they have started to stock goods from the US in the world foods aisles and they have had corn syrup in mine which has come in handy for trying new recipes and techniques 

Louiselovesbaking Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:14pm
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Oh lovely ok thank you, I have just gone past tescos haha. Il go in next time and look for it. Thanks again.
 

laineyv Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 6:32pm
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AI also live in uk and read that golden syrup is in fact British version of corn syrup.

Peanut66 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 7:11pm
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Tesco do sell Karo corn syrup- but usually only in the larger stores.

 

You'll find it in the World foods section.

 

My question is won't it stay sticky once the vodka has evaporated, as its sticky to begin with?

LisaPeps Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 7:37pm
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AYes it will stay sticky, I wouldn't use it again after I used it on a handbag cake. Confectioners glaze is so much better, you can buy it online.

Golden syrup isn't the equivalent of corn syrup. Corn syrup is basically watered down liquid glucose.

Louiselovesbaking Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 12:11pm
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These replies have all been so helpful thank you, I may have a look at confectioners glaze, do you know if this will give a really shiny effect?
 

Crazy-Gray Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 12:35pm
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It will give a REALLY shiny effect, and if you let it dry you can do a few coats to get even shinier. Try ebay; you can buy a 275ml bottle very reasonable and it works painted on with a brush or airbrushed- clean tools in dipping solution/isopropyl alcohol before the glaze dries on them though- don't clean brushes with water it'll ruin them!

Louiselovesbaking Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 12:45pm
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Such helpful advice, thank you so much. I went into my local cake decorating shop this morning to pick up a few supplies and ask advice on this. I came out nearly in tears, she was so rude and unhelpful. I had my two small children with me and twice she basically told me off for them being in the way. Needless to say I will not be going back in there any more, it's no wonder the highstreet is dying. Must be nice for her to be in a position to be rude to her customers, she must obveously not need to custom. Thanks again, I will look on ebay. Will normal alcahol (spirit) clean the brush?
 

Dayti Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 2:03pm

Isopropyl Alcohol might be available in good chemists, but Squires Kitchen sells Glaze Cleaner, which is the same stuff, I just checked the ingredients.
 

Crazy-Gray Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 2:39pm

I just bought a big bottle of pure isoproyl alcohol on ebay at the same time as buying the glaze, its way cheaper than buying the branded (and watered down) stuff.....just dont leave the lid off - it evaporates!!!  :)

Relznik Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 7:25pm
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Originally Posted by Louiselovesbaking 

Such helpful advice, thank you so much. I went into my local cake decorating shop this morning to pick up a few supplies and ask advice on this. I came out nearly in tears, she was so rude and unhelpful. I had my two small children with me and twice she basically told me off for them being in the way. Needless to say I will not be going back in there any more, it's no wonder the highstreet is dying. Must be nice for her to be in a position to be rude to her customers, she must obveously not need to custom. Thanks again, I will look on ebay. Will normal alcahol (spirit) clean the brush?
 


Sounds like my local shop! LOL!!!

 

I've done a bottle cake and I used several coats of confectioner's glaze.  As a previous poster has said, you'll have to 'wash' the brush in IPA (leave it to soak in the IPA)

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2875119/a/3276473/wine-bottle-in-box-crate-for-my-wonderful-mother-in-laws-75th-birthday-luncheon-today-its-a-12-x-7-rich-fruit-cake-covered-in-marzipan-and-then-the-box-panels-were-a-50-50-mix-of-pastillage-and-modelling-paste-the-bottle-is-entirely-sugar/

Peanut66 Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Louiselovesbaking 

Such helpful advice, thank you so much. I went into my local cake decorating shop this morning to pick up a few supplies and ask advice on this. I came out nearly in tears, she was so rude and unhelpful. I had my two small children with me and twice she basically told me off for them being in the way. Needless to say I will not be going back in there any more, it's no wonder the highstreet is dying. Must be nice for her to be in a position to be rude to her customers, she must obveously not need to custom. Thanks again, I will look on ebay. Will normal alcahol (spirit) clean the brush?
 

 

This standard of customer service really cheeses me off, I  agree re the high stree in the UK, and these shopkeepers complain that the internet/large stores are taking their business, when in reality they are giving business away by treating customers badly.

Louiselovesbaking Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 9:43pm

AYour bottle cake is fabulous! I think I will try the glaze. Can you recommend on how to get the colouring right for the bottle? Which colour or what mix of colours?

Louiselovesbaking Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 9:45pm

AThanks for replying, ye I think I will get that stuff not the brand name, good tip about the lid haha, thanks.

Relznik Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 9:43am
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Your bottle cake is fabulous! I think I will try the glaze. Can you recommend on how to get the colouring right for the bottle? Which colour or what mix of colours?


So, for these bottles, I started off mixing 1 packet of black flower paste with 2x 250g packets of dark green sugarpaste.  It turned a sort of sludge colour!!  But that was fine!

 

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i163/Relznik/IMG_1790.jpg

 

Once the bottles were dry, I mixed the TINIEST bit of Sugarflair claret colouring in with the glaze to give the final colour.  That's because it was for red wine.  If I'd been doing a champagne bottle, I wouldn't have used black flowerpaste, only dark green and I'd have used green colouring withe the glaze.

 

HTH

 

Suzanne x

Margaret393 Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 11:20am

I have used PME Arts & Crafts Edible CLEAR Glaze spray with EXCELLENT results - for a HIGH shine,

 

  • Spray on one coat for a matt finish, and apply a second one or more for a glossier shine..

 

  • Allow each coat to dry before applying the next one

 

Hope this helps!

Margaret393

Relznik Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 9:34pm

I just can't get on with the PME clear spray...  it's always very patchy and almost speckly. 
 

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