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I noticed the darker color in the neck, too....

I made a green bottle and wanted to make sure that didn't happen, so once I made sure the entire bottle was coated inside well, when the liquid started to "set" a tiny bit I let it run out the bottom of the mold. It REALLY helped with making the color more even throughout the bottle, and I think I'm going to do that with all of them from now on.

You're a genious!!! really...I love all your tips and advice, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Quick question: how long do you think the bottles last? the reason I'm asking is because I'm dying to make them icon_biggrin.gif but...I don't have the need for them until 3-4 months icon_sad.gif
I've read/heard here that sugar is a preservative, but for how long...(?)
I'm sure no one would eat the bottles, but they'll go on a cake and I want to make sure.



Rosie.. The sample bottles I made have kept up very well, and that was about 4 months ago. They are vulnerable to heat, light, and humidity, so keep them in a cool, dark place and you should be fine. Even the edible image labels have not faded at all... hth
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post #62 of 134
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Rosie.. The sample bottles I made have kept up very well, and that was about 4 months ago. They are vulnerable to heat, light, and humidity, so keep them in a cool, dark place and you should be fine. Even the edible image labels have not faded at all... hth


Laura, how are you?? thank you very much for your response!! I will get busy then icon_smile.gif...It's such a cool project!!
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post #63 of 134
We teach these skills in the advanced class, and I have to say that the clay support is a good idea but....

If you make a fairly thick paper mache' support for the bottle mould (while the bottle is in the mould) one half at a time then you have a cheap cheap light weight 3 dimensional support for the mould. It won't react with the latex either but it's heat resistant. You can put the paper mache' support together with elastic bands, then put the mould in it, and pour your sugar in it. Swirl it around an you're done.

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post #64 of 134
I'm so excited!!! I just wanted to thank everyone on here who gave great tips and instructions on how to make sugar beer bottles. I'm still considered new to the cake world. I have never used sugar before. I was brave enough to try and guess what? I have a finished Bud Light Lime sugar bottle on my table!!!! I even put the fondant wedge of lime in it. It has some flaws, but I will make more tomorrow. Mold Builder was GREAT!!!
post #65 of 134
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Kincaellan...I clicked your link and all I have to say it WOW! What a wonderful skill you have to be able to make such beautiful things.... I am so jealous! My daughter is going to college this year for Baking and Pastry Arts, and I SOOOO hope they teach her sugar work.

Nasty! Congrats! LOL! That was the first time I made anything out of sugar, too! My first bottle had a little hole in the side where the sugar didn't cover, but the rest of it looked good. The more I made, the better they looked...I only needed 3 for the cake but I made 8 for no reason! My husband said "Umm what are you going to do with the rest of them?" I said I am going to set them on the table and stare at them because they are so cool and I can't believe that *I* made them! LOL

I don't even know how to make a rose out of buttercream, but I can make a bottle out of poured sugar! LOL
post #66 of 134
Sorry, I am a little late reading this thread and need to ask a question about the mold making process.

Do you rotate the bottle after the first layer, first side dries and then do the other side? IF that is right, do you over lap the "mold maker"?

Thanks,

Hazel
post #67 of 134
Amazing tutorial - thanks so much for sharing.

And BTW love your screen name.
post #68 of 134
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MBHazel....

I stand the bottle on a piece of wax paper, brush the mold builder on the bottle from top to bottom, and onto the wax paper about an inch or so. I worked my way around the entire bottle by turning the wax paper, (sorta like using it as a turntable) but I never moved or lifted the bottle from the paper at all. Cover the entire bottle in a layer of the mold builder, let it dry, and then cover the entire bottle again, and again, and again...LOL

I brushed it on pretty thin with the first couple layers. I had never worked with anything like that ever and wasn't really sure how long it would take to dry. Once I had a few layers on and got the hang of it, I wasn't afraid of putting it on a little thicker. For me, it was about 11 layers total before I felt like it was ready to peel off the bottle. It might not take that many, but I wanted to be safe....

My kid said the mold feels like a rubber chicken...LOL...and he's right...It's rubbery, flexible, and about the same thickness.
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Thanks, I got it now!!!
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I made some ice today.

I got out my aluminum foil and crinkled it, and then I sprayed it with cooking spray, but I noticed my spray had a yellowish tint to it. It isn't the butter flavor, just regular, so I decided to use Crisco instead. It worked great!

THEN, I thought, well why couldn't I grease an ice cube tray with Crisco, and make actual cubes?

I did it, and it worked, too! They popped right out of the tray, just like real ice.

They do have a yellowish tint to them. It isn't terrible, but I think I am going to try not cooking it so long next time.



I had this problem too, yellowish ice, I found that by using a very tiny amount of light blue food color gave the "ice" a more realistic appearance.
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post #71 of 134
All I can say is wow! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I don't do cakes yet. I have been thinking about learning to decorate cakes to add this to my cookie business. I think I have found the push I need. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.
Thanks so much
post #72 of 134
I am going to attempt this!! Headed out to Michaels for supplies. Can you give me an idea of drying time on the mold making?? Will I have time to pull this off for a cake due on Friday???
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post #73 of 134
thank you so much for the awesome tutorial!!!

I can't wait to try this out some day =D
post #74 of 134
Thanks SO much for the excellent tutorial and pictures!!!!
You ROCK!!! icon_cool.gif
Now I am not so afraid to try sugar bottles!!!!
And the tip about using ice trays for the ice.......well, that was
pure genius!!!!!
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post #75 of 134
What department at Michaels do I find the mold builder? I'm going after work with my 40% off coupon.
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