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post #16 of 28
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Gosh! Thanks girlie! I think it's just this darn humidity that we have in GA these days! And of course, the lens have been sitting on my counter for days now so, that doesn't help either. This morning the edges were starting to disappear!!! It's like secret gnomes come at night and take little bites all around my sugar creation!!! LOL

But I'm not pulling my hair just yet. This is my first attempt on poured sugar and I guess it could be worse. I just didn't realize that the shelf life of a sugary product would be so short! (candy usually doesn't last for so long in my household!) So, thanks for the additional info K8! ... icon_wink.gif


PS. And those torchy-things... I'm telling ya! I was at Bed Bath & Beyond a couple of days ago and saw one for like $19.00. I always get coupons in the mail for that store, so yeah! Final price would be like $15.00 and that is not expensive at all! And! If I become a failure in blown sugar, I can always use it to melt the cheese on my loaded potatoes... icon_razz.gif

I didn't get it right away because I was after an electric carving knife that night. Gonna trim the heck out of my camera cake this weekend!!!! Buffalo, NY - Chainsaw Cake Massacre, here we gooooo! ... icon_twisted.gif
post #17 of 28
I got mine at the hardware store.

Hope all goes wonderfully well!!!
Don't let anything bog you down.
It's extra difficult when traveling like that.
Build a lot of slack and forgiveness into your plan.

Take Care--Best of the best to you!!
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post #18 of 28
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Hi all, just wanted to post a picture of the infamous Camera Cake. As it turns out, I wasn't able to get the sugar lens as planned! ... icon_cry.gif

As I reported earlier, the ones that i made ahead melted. And the one that I tried to make on site, didn't work. I think I didn't bring the temperature high enough to my sugar mix, leave alone the fact that I got all my measurements wrong!

So, I was able to melt and pour the sugar in my greased glass mold (same that I used for my original lenses) but hours later, when the time came to remove the lens, it was stuck... i mean STUCK! to the glass, and there was no human power that could rescue it, nor enough materials leftover to give it a second try.

Bottom line, all this drama and I wasn't even able to get the lens for my camera... But as K8 in Memphis said: lot of slack and forgiveness always helps!

Thanks for all the advice. I will keep practicing until I get this right! icon_wink.gif
LL
post #19 of 28
Killer camera, great cake design and love the collage too.
You rocked it!
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post #20 of 28
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Thanks K8!!! icon_biggrin.gif

I may have to repeat the cake soon as another friend owns that same camera, and now that he saw my edible version, chances are that I will play with sugar lenses again! (But at least I won't have to do it away from home!)

Big Hugs... icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 28
Nice camera!
post #22 of 28
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Well wait though--if you can keep it sealed from humidity--like if you have y'know the little packs of stuff like so many little salt packets that they pack in purses n stuff~~but it's to keep things from getting too moist--umm can't think of the name of it~~that's another idea. Silicone?

Silica gel

post #23 of 28

I had to make a round curved piece of "glass" for a pocketwatch once, so I poured isomalt into one of the cavities of a mini half pan. I lightly greased it first, and it worked beautifully. Probably not big enough for this purpose, but if you have a metal bowl with a round bottom, that might work for you.

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post #24 of 28

Sorry, mini half ball pan, thought I'd clarify that.

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post #25 of 28

Oh shoot, you already made it. Well, NEXT time! 

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post #26 of 28

Ha Ha, only 3 years ago.  Sorry shouldn't stir!
 

post #27 of 28

OMG...no kidding! Just saw the date. That's hilarious....geez!!

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post #28 of 28

For the one I made I just melted some green Jolly Ranchers. Too much heat and they turn brown.

Pour in circular (for lens) or rectangular (for viewfinder or back panel) mold or cookie cutter on silpat or wax paper.

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