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post #76 of 344
Thank you. Your cake is awesome
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post #77 of 344
Thank you for this! Your cakes are awesome - can learn a lot from you. Thanks again.
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post #78 of 344
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post #79 of 344
Hi There!

I realize you posted your instructions for this cake some time ago... but I was wondering if you could answer a question or two for me...

How long do you need to rotate the bottles to get a smooth and even exterior? I'm very much an amateur when it comes to sugarwork... Also, should I make more than I need in case a few break?

Thanks!

Meg
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post #80 of 344
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Hi Meg,

I did rotate the bottles as I poured the sugar in, but once it was poured in it hardened pretty quickly so that I did not have to keep rotating once it was all poured. I had never done any sugar work at all, so this seemed an pretty easy project for a beginner once the mold was made.

I did have an extra one on hand, but they are pretty sturdy and none of them broke. Of course it certainly would not hurt to have a few extra on hand so you have nothing to worry about icon_wink.gif
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post #81 of 344
I rotated mine for a short time (30 seconds?) and blew cool air from a hair dryer in to help it set quickly. When I didn't do this, it pooled on one side. I had several extras in case of emergency.
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post #82 of 344
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Very clever Jenn! Great idea!
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post #83 of 344
Thank you for posting these wonderful instructions. You make them very easy for us. thumbs_up.gif
post #84 of 344
Thank you so much for these instructions (and all the extra nuggets of information on this thread). You really are an amazing bunch of human beings! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #85 of 344
Whoo Hooo Getting fancy! Check out my photos for instructions.
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post #86 of 344
If the bottom is open, then how do make it look like the bottle is full? I really want to try this but that part is confusing me. Great work btw, sweetresults.
post #87 of 344
The neck is solid clear sugar. I let that cool and then pour the yellow sugar in to the mold. It just coats the sides of the mold and hardens leaving the bottom open and hollow. Does that help?
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post #88 of 344
Thank you, That makes sense to me now.
post #89 of 344
If I use the silicone plastique, how will I get the beer bottle out? And the candy one? Or would it be easier to use the rubber latex?
post #90 of 344
I actually used a Silicone Plastique for mine. It has it's own set of complications though.

I got mine from: www.makeyourownmolds.com
It is a blue putty that you shape around the bottle and it cures in 30 minutes. You have to make it pretty thick so that it will hold it's shape well. I think I used about 1/2lb for one beer bottle. It is really hard to put it on without any bubbles getting trapped. The flaws are not bad and often look like water on the bottle. You have to split the mold up one side to get the bottle out and then hold it together with rubber bands to make more bottles. It comes right out and doesn't stick at all but it is hard to keep the seam from leaking or shifting. Takes practice.
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