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post #106 of 134
I have made these with the exact same stuff. I love it!
What I do for a form is to put my mold into a taller narrow container and put flour around it into the container. It helps it hold it's shape and allows me to handle it with little or no worries. I use one of those pampered chef measuring things.

And, if you pour and let set a bit and then pour the sugar out a wee bit and then let set up and then repour you can get cool bubbles in the neck of the bottle.

Great tutorial and tips on this thread! icon_smile.gif
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post #107 of 134
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Originally Posted by apetricek

I am allergic to latex, so I used Mike's amazing putty which you can get at Michaels (haven't seen it at AcMoore, or Joannes), and it is COMPLETELY food safe...even shows you an idea on the box for making chocolate molds out of it. It is pricey though, $19.99 a container, which will make one beer bottle mold if you work quick and do it correct by the directions. Mine came out awesome, and you can see it in my pics, I also just made a mold for a champagne bottle, which I still have to post. HTH!!!



I looked at Michaels tonight and was able to find Amazing Mold Putty and the box states that it is food safe, and if you intend to use it for food it should be kept seperate from any other molds used for non food molds.

Apetricek Since this isn't liquid do you have any pointers for me, and is it flexible like the other stuff?
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post #108 of 134
ok so im following this and my first bottle i made last night(there was alot of praying... were not religous!! hahaha) but it came out good same thing happened to me jagged bottom edge but thats ok. the only other thing i noticed is i made 3 mold figuring just incase. and 2 of the 3 didnt hold shape perfectly but the 3rd is perfect. im starting to make more bottles now sugars in microwave so ..... quick everyone pray!!!!
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post #109 of 134
ok so now that i wrote i had no problems with my bottle lastnight todays were a problem..... can anyone help!!!! im following the same directions i did lastnight but for some reason the sugars not getting hard its mushy like slightly stiff on the outside and mush in the middle
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post #110 of 134
My best guess is that your sugar never got hot enough/reached the hard crack phase. (300).

I went through similar issues at first - lots of sticky messes to clean up! I assumed it was because of my microwave being little and maybe not consistent enough in its heating.

My advice is to use/trust a candy thermometer rather than the minutes in the micro. (for instance when I do the timing in this thread, after the last high-heat minute, my sugar's only at 225-250)
post #111 of 134
ok so being i cant find my thermometer im doing a hard ball test and so far tonights efforts seem to be going well waiting for the bottles to harden so i can unmold
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post #112 of 134
Ok. So I am going to be brave today and I'm going to Michael's for my supplies to make a sugar beer bottle. I am so excited, I can't sleep, lol. I will definitely let you know how it goes. Thank you all so much for the instructions on HOW TO. See you when I get back icon_smile.gif
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post #113 of 134
Thanks for taking the time to post these awesome tips!

I just wanted to be sure of something... the way you made the bottle on page one was not safe to eat? I'm assuming thats why people are looking for that "Amazing Mold Putty."

Thanks again. I will def be trying this at some point in the near future. thumbs_up.gif
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post #114 of 134
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That is what I have gathered from the posts....

I never put my bottles into the cake directly, and no one ever eats them because they are too busy ooohing and ahhhing them, plus they have paper labels and gumpaste caps, eww.

I always make a tray with a raised edge from a cardboard round and a strip of cardboard that is covered in aluminum foil. Then the fondant strips for the barrel lap the edge of the tray. The bottles are held in place by a little melted sugar and the ice cubes.

I really like this method because it makes it so easy to remove the entire top in one piece which can be set aside and everyone can still admire it. I just slide the knife in between the cardboard round and cut through the fondant all the way around the cake, and it lifts right off.
post #115 of 134
Ok, thank you.
For me... I think after I admired it for a while, I think I would be too tempted to take a bite out of it just to see how it tastes. heh heh Instead of the cardboard, I wonder if you could use the edible type paper like they use for photographs and stuff?

Anyway... thanks again! : )
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post #116 of 134
Wow thanks for that tutorial. Neat!
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post #117 of 134
wow...this is way cool! Thanks!
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post #118 of 134
wonderful tutorial
post #119 of 134
thanks for sharing can't wait to try this.
post #120 of 134
i'm trying this tonight so cross your fingers... the cake is for Friday night and they want a grey goose bottle... hopefully it will work all the same. any thoughts?? icon_rolleyes.gif

i am so grateful for this awesome tutorial.
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