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post #256 of 344
I'm sorry, I forgot to add that the Mold Builder can be purchased at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby, or Michaels..
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post #257 of 344
Hey Laura.. Can you send me your tutorial please ???
Do you still have my email?
Thanks so much for always sharing !
post #258 of 344
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Hey Laura.. Can you send me your tutorial please ???
Do you still have my email?
Thanks so much for always sharing !



I will, and I do... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #259 of 344
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Originally Posted by CakesByLJ

I'm sorry, I forgot to add that the Mold Builder can be purchased at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby, or Michaels..


Thanks a million sweet Laura icon_smile.gif...I will look for Mold Builder.
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post #260 of 344
This is what Mold Builder looks like. It's on the left. I use the clay to hold the mold while the sugar is setting up.
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post #261 of 344
Here's a link where we are talking about making them. I didn't state how many coats I put on the mold. I think I just winged it until I thought it was thick enough and it has been used several times already and still sturdy.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=603229&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=30
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post #262 of 344
I just have a question with making the sugar beer bottles, now when you are making the half bottle out of clay, are you making the neck of the bottle and half way down the fatter part, or are you making from the bottom up to the neck? Also do you coat right over the opeining of the bottle? And if so when filling the mold with the sugar, do you fill it from bottom to neck?, or do you pour the mixture in the top of the bottle to the bottom? Also when you use the clay mold of the bottle to support the latex one, how exactly do you do this??

I apologize for all the questions, I am not a simple person,lol, I just wanted to be a bit more clear on the details before I attempt this for a cake I need very soon, as I am a mothe rof two small children, and do not have alot of time to play,lol!!!

Thanks so much for posting this tutorial on the sugar bottles! They are amazing!!!

Tania
post #263 of 344
If someone would make a video of this, they would be my hero...LOL

I am making my mold right now, using "mold builder". I just put on my 6th coat and it is drying now.

The first thing I did was make a big log shape out of modeling CLAY and made a mold of the bottle in the CLAY, with the top of the bottle slightly tilted downward.

Then, I took the bottle out, washed the clay residue off the bottle, put a cork in it (haha) and started brushing the "mold builder" on it, starting at the top and the way to the bottom, and about an inch around it onto the wax paper. It is completely covered in "mold builder"

I am trying to follow all teh instructions given on this, and I think I am doing it right so far....

The mold still looks a little thin to me, so I am thinking it might take about 8-10 coats for it to be the correct thickness. I'm a mold builder newbie, so I'm not really sure how thick it should be, but it just seems to be thin right now after 6 coats.
post #264 of 344
I first tried brushing on at least 14 layers and it ended up looking like a...for a lack of a better description, a used elephant condom. It ook more than 4 hours to dry between each coat.
Then, I got a tube, anchorned the bottle in and poured the mold over, well....3 days later and it was still liquid enough to pour back into the mold container. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
I used "Mold Builder" from Castin Craft I bought at Michael's.
Am I destined to just give up, but being a "visual" learner, this is really hard for me to figure out how to do. You can barely show me once and I got it for a lifetime, but this is driving me NUTS.
I feel like an idiot that I cannot figure this out. Please, Please, someone help this poor distressed soul.
As a side note, its 89% humidity nearly every day here in Portland, OR.
Thanks. I appreciate anyone who can/will take mercy on me!
post #265 of 344
OK,..that was not encouraging....LOL

After I brush on a layer of the mold builder, I have been putting it in front of a little space heater to help it dry.

I think that one problem might be that the mold builder isn't getting any air to dry.

But I also think that as far as brushing goes, if a layer is put on too thick, the outside will kinda scab over, and not allow the builder to harden underneath it. So..I am guessing that is what the issue is with it being in a tube.

Ya know...maybe dipping it in the tube, allowing that to completely dry, then redipping might be a better solution.
post #266 of 344
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Originally Posted by paprika88

I appreciate anyone who can/will take mercy on me!

Hi Paprika88, you live in Portland, OR? I live in Seattle, WA we're almost neighboors!! icon_smile.gif
As far as the mold builder...I bought it but have not use it yet, so I went to their website and got this info for you http://www.artmolds.com/product_details.cfm?product_id=177&page=0&cat_name=Latex%20Rubber this shows how to apply the coats, I guess each coat must be dried completely before you apply another coat...I guess the rubber latex have to build up.
Ok, good luck!
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post #267 of 344
Thank you! I can't wait to try it out!
post #268 of 344
Thanks for taking the time to share this info!!
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post #269 of 344
Someone along her said ther used Isomal sugar. Do you use it the same way as regular sugar?

I tried my first to bottles and they were ok icon_cry.gif I tried two more using the same molds and they totally flopped. I bought the other mold putty that was mentioned in another thread, put it on the bottle, and it tore completely when I took it off, what a waste of time and money. I am now back to building two more molds.

I did get my Smooth-On today, and think I will try it to morrow. But I was wondering if you could paint that on like the Moldbuilder?
post #270 of 344
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Originally Posted by deetmar

Someone along her said ther used Isomal sugar. Do you use it the same way as regular sugar?

I tried my first to bottles and they were ok icon_cry.gif I tried two more using the same molds and they totally flopped. I bought the other mold putty that was mentioned in another thread, put it on the bottle, and it tore completely when I took it off, what a waste of time and money. I am now back to building two more molds.

I did get my Smooth-On today, and think I will try it to morrow. But I was wondering if you could paint that on like the Moldbuilder?

Sorry to hear that your molds didn't work icon_sad.gif...did you do as many coats as they said here previously...
I've read in another thread that someone used Smooth-On and that worked great. Good luck and please keep us posted.
Oh BTW, where did you find Smooth-On?
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