So I've got a request to make a cake bottle. Need some ideas on how to tackle this.
I've been reading online..some say carve..others say bake 6 inch cakes and carve. Any other ideas?
Can you do it so the 'bottle' is lying down?
Yeah, I often think the same way...want the challenge and it will be super cool!! But, another way of looking at it, is that lying down, it will still be a cool cake minus the stress! lol
Why don't you make a bottle as topper? I made a champagne bottle cake for a wedding anniversary where the bucket/ cooler was the actual cake and inside the cooler was a champagne bottle (top half) made out of gum paste with personalized logo etc and around the bottle, in the cooler, were ice cubes which I made out of a sort of champagne jelly that I let set in ice cube molds.
I would bake 4 inch rounds and carve down, make the neck out of modeling chocolate or rice cereal, and ice it in ganache or somehting that will fill into the cracks and be easy to shave and manipulate to get a perfect bottle shape.
I have to do a champagne bottle as well, for may 2nd but mine is 2D
Go on line, there are a lot of tutorials about it.
Thanks everyone for the replies! :)
build a stand for it with a center dowel stuck down securely permanently in the bottom of the board and thread the cakes & dowel down -- supporting them with boards and dowel just like any other cake -- bam
and modeling chocolate aka candy clay is much more user friendly than fondant -- or use a combo of the two
I've done quite a few bottles lying down. But not flat. If that makes sense. I do 4-5 6" rounds, one part in the ball shaped pan and 4-5 cupcakes. I stack the rounds and put the ball shape on top then I cut some off all the way down the side so it'll lay flat on it's side without rolling. After I cut some off, Then I lay it down on it's more flat side and use the cupcakes for the neck of the bottle. Frost and cover with fondant. I've done wine, champagne, and vodka bottles like this. All well received.