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post #91 of 134
Made four bottles last week, they look ok, but I wrapped them in clear plastic wrap and now they have a cracked look from where the plastic stuck to them. How do you store them? Just in container with alittle silica in a bag? Do you think the bottles will smooth back up after they set out from the plastic? Any clues or help will be appreciated.
post #92 of 134
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Originally Posted by grannmawlynne

Made four bottles last week, they look ok, but I wrapped them in clear plastic wrap and now they have a cracked look from where the plastic stuck to them. How do you store them? Just in container with alittle silica in a bag? Do you think the bottles will smooth back up after they set out from the plastic? Any clues or help will be appreciated.



I tried a few things; then I discovered this... first dust the finished bottles with some cornstarch so they won't be sticky. Lay them in non stick Reynolds foil, that has been molded slightly to hold the bottle from rolling around. You can put about 4 of them in a 9 X 13 pan. I left them that way till I was ready to use them. When you are ready to put the labels on and put them in the cake, take a damp cloth and clean off the cornstarch, attach label and put it in the cake. It will be sticky but it will dry on its own, and be beautiful and shiny, just like glass.
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post #93 of 134
thanks for this great post on creating sugar beer bottles
post #94 of 134
Seeing the pictures make it so much easier to follow. Thank you icon_smile.gif
post #95 of 134
Thank you!
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post #96 of 134
Thank you cakesbyLJ- I will try that.When I unwrapped them, they were very sticky. So I bet that when I wipe them down to put the labels on all the marks should go away. Thanks again for all your help.
post #97 of 134
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Lee...I had that happen, too, but I was making darker bottles so it wasn't very noticable. When I made a green bottle, I was worried about that happening, so after I made sure the bottle was coated well, I let the excess pour out of the bottom of the mold. I think I am going to do that from now on with all the bottles I make.

Mine are sitting in a box on my kitchen table. Everyone picks them up and checks them out. They are so cool to look at! LOL Sometimes they are sticky, sometimes they are dry. I had fingerprints on them and wiped them with a damp cloth. The prints disappeared and were just like glass like CakesbyLJ said!
post #98 of 134
I made my first one last night and it looks ok but the sugar was very thick to pour and I have some spots that have thick runs. When I rotated the the mold it didn't flow very easy which caused the runs. I cooked it 6 minutes on 50% power and 2 minutes on 100% power as stated but I'm wondering if that was too long. I think next time I'll check it with a candy thermometer after the first 6 minutes. Any other suggestions?
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post #99 of 134
How long does it actually take to make the mold. I feel I have been at this for ever, and it still isn't done. I did only start yesterday, and so far, I have about five coats on.

Also, the first time I put the cork in, it fell through the bottle, then I wrapped one in saran wrap and it fell through the bottle, so... I put a bigger one wrapped in saran wrap and it is sticking up and not even with the bottle. I hope this is okay.

I also am doing a plastic bottle that has it's cap on. I hope this works too. This has to be done for Saturday, and I am so worried I won't have enough time.

I had another question about the ice. Why do you need to crinkle the aluminum foil?
post #100 of 134
I cut my cork off so it was flush with the bottle. If it's sticking out you wont be able to put a cap on it.
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post #101 of 134
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I cooked it 6 minutes on 50% power and 2 minutes on 100% power

quick question...how do you reduce the power in your microwave?? I have no idea of the power settings of mine...the brand I have is 'Sharp.'
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post #102 of 134
Mine has a power setting, it's a whirlpool.
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post #103 of 134
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Mine has a power setting, it's a whirlpool.

Thank you Tiggy!
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post #104 of 134
Thanks for all the pics and tutorials.
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post #105 of 134
I can't wait to try this, thank you so much for the time you took to put it all together.
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