Attempted my first sugar bottle tonight...was hoping it would be a smooth process but when I started pouring the sugar into the mold, it looked like the sides of the mold wanted to bubble b/c the sugar was too hot.
My question is...when you take the sugar out of the microwave - do you pour right away or wait for the bubbling to slow or stir or something else?
I finished pouring the sugar and put the mold onto my clay support to see how it would turn out in the morning. The shape is good and the mold doesn't appear to be damaged unless the latex bubbled on the inside. However, I don't think that the sugar bottle that results will look great b/c I can already see that the sugar pooled thicker on the bottom once I laid the mold down.
If the mold is salvageable, I will attempt to try again in the morning so any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Oh and I do plan to use a candy thermometer if I ever attempt this process again, but have no way to get one before my next attempt in the morning.
My mold seems to have survived. The bottle that resulted is not bad except that it has a few dents that I assume were caused by air bubbles in the sugar.
Need to put DD on the bus, run to the store for more sugar/corn syrup, & then I'll give it another go.
Crossing fingers that it works b/c I need them for tomorrow night! Not a paid cake and no one else will care if I end up having to put real bottles on the cake, but I REALLY want to do this! BBL to update...but if anyone has input, please share...I won't be getting started for another hr or two.
I hope your next attempt turns out good. I want to try to make one also and I just foud a lady on ebay that make the molds for sugar bottles.
I dont know if this is too late but here are a few forums about sugar bottles. Another idea is to use chcocoalte in the mold. Thats what I used in my coke cooler. Everyone loved eating the coke bottles. HTH
Here's my chocolate coke bottles
Thanks for the replies.
I am doing a batch of 'ice' right now and then will attempt another bottle. I think that I just rushed to start pouring to soon after it came out of the microwave b/c I knew that the sugar would start to cool quickly.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
kayla1505.. is showing how to do this on youtube.. several threads on this.. wishing you good luck....
Thanks to everyone...for sharing the instructions, posting photo tutorials, and replying to this thread.
The cake was a succes. Everything is edible except the labels. As a perfectionist, I wish I had stood the bottles up a bit more but of course no one else would even think to criticize that minor detail. I guess I tilted them back b/c I knew people would be standing to look at the cake & wanted the labels to show. Regardless, everyone was blown away.
This was the groom's cake for my brother's wedding & a surprise to the bride & groom. They LOVED it.
No time to figure out how to post pics so here are links...