These are soooo cool. My dad's birthday is on saturday, do you think I realistically have enough time to make a small version of this....with 3 small children at home???LOL! So the rubber latex paint, that can be found at any paint store do you think? Can you color the sugar, say if you wanted a green bottle? do you just carve out the cake to insert the bottle? Do you need to any support there?
I got the rubber latex at Michaels, I'd bet AC Moore has it as well, maybe even WalMart in the craft section. The first time I ever tried it I had 3 done in about 2 hours. If you got your stuff today and let the mold really cure you will be making bottles by Wednesday, unless you really want to go for it and be impatient like me LOL!
I did the mold and bottles in one day the first time. I made another mold for the St. Pat's version and let that one cure a little longer.
Add a bit of green liquid color to the sugar once it starts to melt and just don't let it cook as long.
Use a cookie cutter to take a circle of fondant off then you can just push the bottle into the cake. If you try to push it thru the fondant it will crack.
Parsons_Wife - I have pictures somewhere of me making the bottle and I CAN'T FIND THEM I will keep looking and will post them when I find them.
SweetResults...Do you make the complete bottle(back and front)? If so how do you connect the two together? Also do you use anything to make it look like there is liquid inside?
I made a couple yesterday, thinking they were cool enough, but when I got up this morning...the top half was one big blob.
I was able to unmold mine after an hour or so, I would not put it in the fridge, don't get them wet, they will get sticky. The mold feels very frim when they are ready.
Just regular florist foil or cake board foil. Michaels/AC Moore should have it.
My mold is a complete bottle, open at the bottom only. I coat the inside of the mold, it is hollow, but just soild enough to make sure it will not crack on me - maybe about 1/4" thick (if that)
Barbara - I had that happen once when I made the green bottle - I think I just did not cook the sugar long enough and it just stayed soft. The sugar should actually be hardening on you as you finish pouring the last of it into the mold.
Thanks a lot SweetResults, now I get it! I actually used a different molding compound so I only made half a bottle.
Hopefully I will be able to make the mold and complete one bottle tonight. I'm actually only making 3 or 4 bottles and I need them by Thursday, so I'm crossing my fingers and hope they will be done by then.
I would like to let you know that I greatly appreciate you posting the instructions to this interesting project. You have made so many of us very HAPPY and anxious to try it. I would like to get started as soon as possible but I'm not really sure what is rubber latex. Does it come in a liquid form or is it some type of powder that has to be mixed. I can't get passed the first step of this project without first knowing what is rubber latex.
Trust in the LORD with all of your heart and lean not into your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your hands to create the perfect cake.
It comes in liquid form in a plastic bottle, and can be found in the clay/scuplting department in AC Moore or Michaels or anyplace like that. You just paint it on the object (a few layers) then it dries into a flexible mold.