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post #16 of 27
3 Jello shooters for a tip? Whoo-hoo thumbs_up.gif That's one happy cake client! (and one now very relaxed caker, eh?). Nice to hear it all turned out well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
post #17 of 27
so sorry this happend to you but wow that is an amazing job on your sugar bottles!
post #18 of 27
What a great job!! Id be proud to say I made that cake icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 27
Jillangel, It's a darned impressive cake and a great save. Congratulations on both counts. Those bottles looked real to me!!
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #20 of 27
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Thank you everyone. I love this site. Everyone is so helpful and supportive. I was so upset and needed to just get it out where people would understand and help me and so many people came forward with kind, helpful words, support and encouragement. Makes a world of difference to me icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by jillangel

Carol and Jan- thanks, they were sugar bottles so not even as heavy as real bottles but I didn't have them supported well. Afterwards genius me decided yes they do need dowels (well skewers) I'll dowel the heck out of the next cake for sure!



NO WAY!! Those bottles look SO real! That's amazing - the whole cake looks great!
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"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before." Mae West.
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post #22 of 27
Please PLEASE fill me on those awesome sugar bottles. icon_smile.gif
Love my little family and our wild crazy life!
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Love my little family and our wild crazy life!
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post #23 of 27
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Thanks everyone! Peytonsmom-I read the tutorials on here a trillion times and watched Kayla's youtube tutorial. What ended up working for me was 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup heated on high for 6 min. (other recipes said 6 min at 50% 2 minutes on high) I have a smaller microwave. After 6 min I added a nice plop of brown color and poured it in the mold. I did cheat and steam the labels off the real bottles. Same recipe for the ice minus the brown color. I poured the sugar in Wilton's silicone mini brownie mold. Since I didn't have isomalt my ice was yellowish. I tried adding the tiniest bit of blue color (as was suggested in a thread and in theory should have worked but it didn't) so I made another batch and dusted them with blue pearl luster dust. Wasn't perfect but better. When the humidity started melting everything slightly (after the pic) they really got glass like and looked more real. This (despite the aftermath) was the most fun of all the cakes I've made.
post #24 of 27
Jill, that cake looked amazing! I thought that the bottles were real too, until I read this post. Nice work, and sorry that the back of it collapsed.

My suggestion is, next time try a lighter beer, maybe MGD 64? icon_wink.gif
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by vinman9

Jill, that cake looked amazing! I thought that the bottles were real too, until I read this post. Nice work, and sorry that the back of it collapsed.

My suggestion is, next time try a lighter beer, maybe MGD 64? icon_wink.gif


ROFL! Thanks vinman!
post #26 of 27
You did a great job on that cake!!! thumbs_up.gif And your fix of the back is just fine. Wow, some day, I'll be brave enough to try the beer bottles and ice. I think they are amazing.
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post #27 of 27
It seems like you already got all the advice you need but I was wondering how you put the bottles into your cake. Did you carve a space for each one or did you just shove them into the cake? If the later method was used, that would be your problem along with the weight of the bottles. The blunt ends of the bottles would create quite a few canyons in the cake under the fondant. That's just my guess for what happened. Sorry about the stress.... I know how it feels. I think all Cakers should take anti anxiety medicine.
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