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post #121 of 344
i was able to get Isomalt at this place: http://www.lepicerie.com/catalog/product_122129_Isomalt.html?gclid=CKGsq9i7zY4CFQVHUAodiQe2AQ

I have not tried it yet.
post #122 of 344
Okay I know this is a relatively old topic, but I want to attempt one this weekend.

When you make the mold to hold the bottle as you rotate, do you make it to mold half the bottle as if:

1. you turned the bottle upside down into a block of putty and then pulled it out.

2. Molded half the bottle vertically i.e. from top to bottom.
post #123 of 344
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Half the bottle from top to bottom icon_smile.gif
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post #124 of 344
I have a question about size of cake for beer bucket. I am going to attach a pic of my last try on this and what a disaster it was. I think my cake was too small and when I put the bottles in it cracked and fell apart. What do you do, do you use dowels to support bottles or what? Any help would be appreciated.
LL
post #125 of 344
Did you fill the molds so that they were solid? I wouldnt have thought they were heavy enough to cause the cake to sink?
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The bottles should be hollow - I have done it without dowels on smaller versions - but I don't put the bottles in until I get to the party if I have to travel far, just because of bumps.

I do usually dowel the first layer just so I can take the cake apart and cut the bottom first with out disturbing the bottles. I also don't push the bottles in too far, twist them gently as you push them in and go slowly or it will crack.

I'm so sorry that happened to your cake!! icon_sad.gif Your bottles look great.

Also a quick apology to those of you who have PMed me in the past week or so - life has been crazy and I have not been able to answer. GOing to try to get to them all now.
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post #127 of 344
My bottles were hollow, I think I just pushed them in too far and my cake needed to be bigger. thanks for your responses!!
post #128 of 344
Just a quick question what did you make the fake ice with?
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Same sugar recipe, just don't cook as long - pour out onto foil and break apart carefully when hard.
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I was just reading my original post and noticed the measurements don't show up - and I can't edit the post.

It is 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup corn syrup.
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post #131 of 344
I think this is a really cool idea - but I am sooo not getting it. Does anyone have a picture of their mold? It sounds like you're making a full 3D mold.... all around, but the bottom is hollow.... but I don't know how. I was thinking of ordering some of the liquid silicone plastique from Culinart.net - I know I have some other stuff of his - haven't used it yet, but I'm thinking that liquid stuff would be the easiest to use for this type of thing.

But how is the sugar bottle not solid? How do you get it to just be the sides? I guess I'm just a very visual person... I don't get it..... I'd really like to make one for a friend, so I'm trying to figure this out before June if anyone can help. I just can't see it in my mind!

Oh also can't figure out the bottlecaps... I saw someone ask that question but I never saw an answer
post #132 of 344
Hmm this post is acting a little funny - I think it had some posts from pre-crash..... so I'm just posting again to bump it and hopefully this time it works.
post #133 of 344
So how much of the silicone plastique or rubber stuff do you have to buy to make a mold of a beer bottle?

And are they really edible.... or are they just made of sugar, but you should tell people not to eat them?
post #134 of 344
Here are some pics that might help. I used the silicone plastique for my bottle molds. I have two molds, but plan to make a third because I usually have enough sugar to mold 3 bottles at a time.

One of the pics is of what happens when your sugar is not at the right temp, but it also illustrates the shape of the molded bottle. The bottles should come to a point, as shown, so they don't crack the cake when inserted.
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post #135 of 344
Ooh thanks for the picture DianeLM - do you do two half bottles and then put them together? How do you put them together?

Also, I thought you used the whole sugar mixture to make one bottle. Are you saying you just usually have enough sugar on hand to make more than one, or are you using the one recipe to make 3 bottles?
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