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post #136 of 344
I haven't read the whole thread so please forgive me if I'm repeating or contradicting previous advice. This is just the way I do it. Doesn't mean it's the right way or the wrong way.

The bottles are only the front half and top half. I don't 'put the halves together'. I have attached a couple of pics of a cake from the side and from the back. Hopefully, you can see how the bottles fit in. A pic of the front of this cake is in my photos.

I haven't read the recipe that started this thread, but the recipe I use yields enough sugar to make 3 bottles. This is AFTER I've used 1/2 a recipe, or so, to make the ice. I melt 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup corn syrup.
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post #137 of 344
great info and pictures
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post #138 of 344
What coloring do you use to make your bottles brown

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post #139 of 344
All right I know the labels are edible images... (hope I can find someone to print one for me), but what are the bottle caps? Those aren't sugar too, are they?
post #140 of 344
Has anyone tried to make these molds out of silicone plastique? I have about a pound of it - it's from the makeyourownmolds.com website. I'm just not sure if it will be a strong enough mold....

And what do you use to hold it when you're pouring the sugar? regular gloves? Are there special candy gloves?

And I didn't see an answer about the bottle caps...

I just hope I can get someone to print the edible images too for the labels
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post #142 of 344
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Originally Posted by imartsy

Has anyone tried to make these molds out of silicone plastique? I have about a pound of it - it's from the makeyourownmolds.com website. I'm just not sure if it will be a strong enough mold....

If you scroll up about five posts, you'll see a picture I posted of a silicone plastique bottle mold.

And what do you use to hold it when you're pouring the sugar? regular gloves? Are there special candy gloves?

I wear cotton chocolate candy making gloves topped with a pair of latex gloves. I haven't burned myself yet. I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS keep a bowl of ice water at hand.

And I didn't see an answer about the bottle caps...

I make mine out of fondant. I cut out a circle, then use that pointed, ridged Wilton gumpaste tool to imprint the ridges around the edge. Then, form it over a real bottle to dry.

I just hope I can get someone to print the edible images too for the labels

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post #143 of 344
this is such a cool idea!! very creative!! but i have one question.. i'm trying to picture this in my head, but after seeing pictures of molds here i'm lost... do u create 2 half molds or one full bottle mold??
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post #144 of 344
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Originally Posted by doublecz1103

this is such a cool idea!! very creative!! but i have one question.. i'm trying to picture this in my head, but after seeing pictures of molds here i'm lost... do u create 2 half molds or one full bottle mold??



Can someone please tell me if my posts are showing up in this thread? Particularly the pictures? I can't help but feel a bit exasperated by the fact that I've answered this question in excrutiating detail accompanied by several large, color photos only 5 posts prior to this one.

I admitted earlier that I hadn't read through the whole thread myself, but I sure as heck WOULD read it from start to finish before asking questions that may have been already addressed.

My hats off to those patient people who don't mind answering the same question over and over again for people who don't take the time to find the info themselves. I'm getting really crotchety in my old age. *sigh*
post #145 of 344
Diane, I am sorry - I did see your pictures... I should have clarified asking if you could use the silicone plastique for the full bottle mold - since the ones I saw were only half bottles...

I did still have a question about the gloves.... I thought I had seen something about gloves before - but I can't remember what page it was on... too bad we can't search a specific thread.....at least I don't think we can....

And I didn't see an answer about the bottle caps. I saw several posts about those.... but when I went to the posts, they were empty - must have been done before the crash of this site.... so I think the answers there were lost and I didn't see any in this thread.....

I completely understand how frustrating it is to see questions you've already answered.... I think I just wasn't specific enough.... sorry for that. I really appreciate your pictures and posts.
post #146 of 344
There appears to be a page 11 to this thread, but when I try to access it, I get an error message. What a drag!

imartsy - I'm sorry I misunderstood your question. I have not seen a whole bottle mold made of any material. I don't see why one couldn't make a whole bottle mold from silicone plastique. Just form the silicone all the way around the bottle, then cut the mold in half. Rubberband the two halves together when pouring in the sugar (or chocolate!).

If the bottles would be inserted into a cake, I would still try to make the bottom half of the bottle come to a point - or two points, depending on how the sugar runs down. Trying to insert a thick bottle could cause the cake to crack.

The tricky thing about gloves is, the better insulated they are, the bulkier they are, making it difficult to handle the materials. I'm not the most graceful person and I've never had an incident with the hot sugar. However, there were a couple of times I was darn glad to be wearing the cotton and latex gloves!
post #147 of 344
I have a couple of the "bottle" cakes in my gallery -- thanks to Diane's instructions and examples --

Here's a tip that might help -- Diane, can't remember if this came from you or not --

With the microwave version, To keep the color more clear, I was told to use something other that Kayro for the bottles-- I believe it has to do with fructose ratio or level-- anyways, I use wal-mart's great value brand -- the microwave -- and get clearer bottles --

I'll see if I can locate the exact text around Kayro versus 'off brand"

HTH
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post #148 of 344
thanks for sharing
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post #149 of 344
DianeLM - I'm sorry if your referring to me! I was a bit confused because I've seen this done a few different ways!! Some people have full bottles some have it your way.. which is why i asked... I DID see your pictures and I DID read what you said... i even printed some of it out to refer to!! This is just a learning/helping website.. and how do you learn..by asking.. even if it is asked multiple times. ... but, I feel like an idiot now..
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post #150 of 344
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

Have you all tried these?

http://www.decoratethecake.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=SugarBottleMolds




Thank you to the original poster and thank you wgoat5 for this link!
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