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After just reading all 21 pages of this post, looks like you need to buy to get clear ice. However, I used 1/2 cup clear corn syrup and 1/2 cup sugar and heated a couple minutes in the microwave-just watch it to make sure it doesn't turn yellow. Then pour it on some non stick, crinkled up foil. It won't be absolutely clear, but good enough if you can't get . I'm working on my bottles right now : )

Thank you!! I will try the sugar and corn syrup...how many minutes did you heated in the microwave??
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2 minutes on high in a glass container.
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2 minutes on high in a glass container.

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Hi , thanks for the info! Just a quick question do u fill the molds with the sugar mixture all the way to the top ? Or are the sugar bottles hallow?
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Just curious for those that used the Mold Builder - why so you empty the bottle out and then cork it?  If you kept the original cap on, then you wouldn't have to make a new one out of fondant. 

 

I just tried to make the mold out of Amazing Mold Putty - it is in a 2/3 lb. box.  Not knowing how much I would need and you have to work FAST (less than 5 minutes total), I used the entire package for both compounds.  I was disappointed that it did not cover the entire bottle (minus the underneath part of the bottom).  I kept the original cap on the bottle (filled with beer).  As I smoothed the product over the bottle, It kept tearing at the top and neck.  If there is a next time, I would use one and a half packages of this product.  I did cut it because it is not as flexible as the Mold Builder appears to be.  I'm hoping when I pour sugar it will be a process more like makeyourownmold's and I won't have to spin it while pouring. 

 

Hopefully tomorrow when I pour the sugar it will look better.  I wish I had had ample time to order makemyownmolds kit.  It would have been worth the money for not second guessing everything.

 

CC - how far back can we access links?  This thread started in 2007 and any link related to CC through 2010 doesn't work :( 

 

Thank you all for the wonderful information. 

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Thanks for sharing this.  makeyourownmoulds.com also seems to have most of the stuff needed.
 

post #322 of 338
Sorry, im having trouble understanding. How do tou mold off the latex from the bottle? Does it come off as one whole bottle?
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Rub the outside of the latex with cornstarch then peel upward from the bottom of the bottle.  If you don't use the cornstarch, your mold will stick to itself.  Then make sure to cornstarch the mold inside and out every time you use it.

 

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This is an old post but I need help my cake is due Nov 2,2013! Saturday.

I made my molds and they are thick and sturdy.... I'm using regular sugar with Karo, just like instructed to do.... I'm turning the bottle.... looks good. When I unmold the sugar bottle, it cracks..... I have tried this 7 times and have only got one bottle removed successfully..... PLEASE help!!!

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post #326 of 338

Relax....you just need to rub the inside and outside of your mold with cornstarch BEFORE you use it.  The cornstarch will help it release without cracking.  If it still cracks and it is not sticking to your mold, then you just have a little too much sugar in your mixture or you are cooking it a little bit too long.  Watch your thermometer and remove from heat AS SOON AS it reaches the "hard crack" stage at 295 degrees.  Hope this helps.  If you need anything else, you can email me at sweethartcakes@gmail.com.  I will get back to you much quicker that way.

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THANK YOU....

I will give it try and let you know.

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It might also be that your bottle isn't thick enough. Make sure you are rolling the bottle mold as you slowly pour out the sugar mixture so enough of it stays stuck to the mold to form a thick bottle. Just my thoughts, best of luck. They are fun to make

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Pghritchie:

 

It worked!!!! .... thank you so much! The cornstarch is genius the mold came right off.... I am 2 for 2 right now, making another pair for back ups.

I also switched to dark karo (making beer bottles) and i think my microwave cooks really too hot.... So i just cooked the sugar on my stove. They are perfect! I am new to this forum thing, so when I learn how to post pictures I will post this cake.

 

Again thanks

 

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Pghritchie:

 

It worked!!!! .... thank you so much! The cornstarch is genius the mold came right off.... I am 2 for 2 right now, making another pair for back ups.

I also switched to dark karo (making beer bottles) and i think my microwave cooks really too hot.... So i just cooked the sugar on my stove. They are perfect! I am new to this forum thing, so when I learn how to post pictures I will post this cake.

 

Again thanks

 

Candy


Excellent!  So glad it worked for you!  Once you get the hang of it, you can pop them out one after the other with no problems!

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