For those of you that have sold these bottles... what are you charging? I'm getting $25 per bottle. I think that I may charge $35 for the 2-toned ones. I'm not sure if it is worth it except that it is fun. It takes me many hours and lots of bottles to get it right. I guess practice will help.
So anyway...what do you charge?
It's not how good you are, but how well you can fix your mistakes.
I haven't sold any yet. First beer bottle cake. Making this one for family. What should I charge for 3 bottles and cake shaped like a bucket? Someone will ask at the party. I've never done sugar work before. I talked to the people at culinart. They recommended the silicone spread. Should have it by Friday. I'll let you know how it works.
Since we are discussing the beer bottles again, I have a question about the ice. I posted in the sugar art section but no response, so maybe I can get an answer here. I am trying to make the ice using 1/2 sugar and 1/2 corn syrup but when I cook it it turns too brown for ice. I tried cooking it for a shorter time but then it is only soft and stretchy. I also tried another recipe from here which is 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup, and 1 tbsp water. Same results. Can someone help me to get clear ice.
I've never tried to make "ice", but maybe you could use the white food coloring and say it's frosted ice? I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, it's in the same aisle as the cake decorating stuff, but usually hanging next to the Lorann oils.
I'm sorry I couldn't be more help. I wish you the best of luck.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein~
I might be missing posts, but I am surprised I am not seeing anyone mention Isomalt as an option to getting their bottles clear. You can cook it to a higher temp, which helps it set harder, and it doesn't turn yellow. Watch out for alot of those molding compounds - they aren't food safe unless they specify to be food safe. That means toxic.
I did make the beer bottle cake, unfortunately my cake was a disaster but making the bottles were much easier than I imagined. I followed Sweet Results instructions exactly and my bottles came out pretty good. Making the mold using latex rubber was not hard at all. When it cured, I just rolled it off of the bottle with no problem. Also, once the hard candy harden inside of the mold I just rolled it off as well. The mold will be inside out but I just rolled it back to the right side with the help of a large spoon. I made 5 bottles in one day using the same mold. It was pretty easy and fun.
i'm kinda confused about a few things, a bit silly i know. anyways, when you make the second mold 1/2 bottle... are you doing the 1/2 bottle bottom to top of the same way you did the one for the mold?
Jenn - Can you explain the process of how you got the look of the bottle being full? w/the clear to? this is what i want to try.
Do you think if you pour in clear then make more mix to put the yellow, will it crack once it's all done? since the clear part will dry up first.
Jenn - i'm gonna have to call you when i start making these!!
I love the lemon in the beer look. how'd you do that?! OMG i can fool my sisters FIL in the party. jaja.
I have everything i need at home to make them. i've been a little scare to do them. i bought gloves that Lowes sells, but i think my nephew took them by mistake. They have rubber in the palm side of the glove, you think that will be ok to handle the sugar?
Thanks to everyone in this thread that has offered there wisdom ... but I still have a couple of questions now that I am making them (right now) and keep in mind that I have zero sugar work experience.
I cooked the sugar/corn syrup solution for the amount of time that sweetresults said, the colour didn't change to golden - granted I started with clear corn syrup. So ... how long do you have to cook sugar to make it turn golden or when do you add colouring?