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Here is my finished cake..... The bottles turned out great!! thanks for your help... She loved the cake!

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Your cake is AWESOME!!!! love the lighting from beneath. Great job!

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Hi!! they come out awesome!!!...making some bottles tonight...wish me good luck.....i am a little stress....can you please tell me how much sugar and corn syrup you used??i'm planning making mines heated up on the microwave, how much time aprox it weill took....i dont have a thermometer..........Help please

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Hi!! they come out awesome!!!...making some bottles tonight...wish me good luck.....i am a little stress....can you please tell me how much sugar and corn syrup you used??i'm planning making mines heated up on the microwave, how much time aprox it weill took....i dont have a thermometer..........Help please


Well, I personally do not like to use the microwave because I like to be able to watch the thermometer and move it off the heat as soon as possible so the color of the sugar does not turn amber.  In the microwave, you have to be very careful not to overcook it or it will turn amber, then dark brown. 

 

I use approximately a 3:1 ration of sugar to syrup, but the way I usually measure it is to cover the bottom of my pot with corn syrup and then pour sugar over it until I don't see the corn syrup! lol  Anyway, I usually use more sugar that is called for because I like my bottles to be as close to clear as possible so I can paint them the color I want.  Hope that helps.

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My microwave cooks to high, so I went to the stovetop 1/2 c sugar and 1/2c corn syrup. Someone on this post said not to use KARO but an off brand.... I used walmart brand "Great Value" and my sugar did not turn yellow. I cooked my sugar to 295 degrees... let it set for a few minutes (seconds) so the bubbles settled alittle. USE CORNSTARCH in your mold before pouring the sugar in.....

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My microwave cooks to high, so I went to the stovetop 1/2 c sugar and 1/2c corn syrup. Someone on this post said not to use KARO but an off brand.... I used walmart brand "Great Value" and my sugar did not turn yellow. I cooked my sugar to 295 degrees... let it set for a few minutes (seconds) so the bubbles settled alittle. USE CORNSTARCH in your mold before pouring the sugar in.....

My bottles are melting, what i'm doing wrong???:sad::cry:

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My bottles are melting, what i'm doing wrong???:sad::cry:


What do you mean they are melting?  After you remove them from the molds? 

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This thread has been immense help! I'm trying out my first bottle tonight - a champagne bottle. We'll see how it turns out! I have cupcakes and cookies as back up :D

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