I any planning on doing a wine bottle cake for my romance writers retreat next weekend. We are having a Wine tasting and I think this would be a cute addition. Anyway, I want to get a jump on making the bottle and side panels due to my busy week coming up. Plus if I mess up I'll have enough time to do another bottle. I have done my research and I've seen some awesome cakes on the msg loops. However, I still have a few questions I didn't see an answer for. Can someone please help?
1. When is the best way the color the bottle and side panels? Before of after the molds dry?
2. Do I use fondant, gum past or a 50/50 mix with tylose? I don't think the ladies in the group will want to eat the bottle but I could be wrong.
Any and All help would be great!!
Thanks so much!
I would suggest gum paste over fondant as it will set better - and you never know who will want to eat the cake decorations, I'm always surprised that they generally do get eaten by someone.
I made a wine bottle cake a short time ago (although it was a cake carved into the shape of a wine bottle and covered in fondant). I used white fondant, and painted it wine bottle green.
I created the right colour using a mix of powder colour and then added alcohol to paint it on.
Thank you for your suggestion! I will also let the pieces dry b4 I paint them.