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post #1 of 48
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Hi All,

I'm making a wine bottle cake for a 40th B-Day. How do you get the fondant to look like "glass" for the wine bottle?

Also: Any other "tips" and "don't make my mistakes" are most welcomed!

Thanks Everyone!

-Mary
post #2 of 48
u can use several coats of edible spray alquer or spray pam and let that absorb in but it might stay tacky with that one.

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post #3 of 48
If you luster dust your fondant and then steam it, the dust will melt and become very shiny...it looks beautiful. Just be careful not to overheat your fondant.
post #4 of 48
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Thanks LuluSweetArt & sugarshack,

I didn't know about heating up the luster dust once mixed into the fondant...VERY cool idea!!

I think I'm going to try to "paint" the Fondant bottle with Black airbrush color. It looks like it comes out pretty shiny, and I'm told "dries" with no sticky, or tacky feeling.

I'm also looking at maybe ordering some SugarVeil. --I think I might be able to "wrap" that around a bottle and let it set...not sure if this "sugarveil" stuff actually dries (sets-up) hard in the end, or if it's "shiny" looking like glass when it does....

Wish me luck! icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 48
The Cake Boss (Carlo's Bakery in NJ) on TLC always uses a steamer to make his fondant shiny. Personally, I've never done it.
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post #6 of 48
I do not have a steamer.
I did a bottle cake last month and I polish the MMF with a little crisco.
I posted the pic.
post #7 of 48
I just go over my fondant bottles with a wet paper towel. sometimes it takes several times to get a shiny appearance.
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post #8 of 48
Hi

I paint my bottle after they are finished with 1 part vodka to 1 part liquid glucose. Mix it together and paint it on.

It dry's quickly and stays shiny.

Here are some examples:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1425300.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1419306.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1418369.html

Hope this helps, best of luck

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post #9 of 48
I just looked at your pictures and they are awesome. I'm saving your tip for future reference. Thanks for sharing!
post #10 of 48
Kim those bottles are awesome! I stream my fondant, but they don't stay that shiny! I am going to remember that tip, also!
post #11 of 48
Thread Starter 
Kim,

I just had a chance to look at your bottles. WOW! is all I can say...they're amazing! I love that look. I'm going to give it a try this week.

Question: do you tint the "glaze" or the fondant? --for example to get a green looking bottle???

Thanks again to everyone for your input, I'm feeling more and more confidant and inspired now!

-Mary
post #12 of 48
Hi and thanks for all your kind comments - wow ! icon_redface.gif

I don't tint the glucose mixture, but I do paint the colour onto the fondant first and make sure I have my light and dark areas painted - hard to explain but down one side of the champagne bottle for example I made a little lighter in colour to give it a shadowing effect like a real bottle.

Once the colouring drys, I then paint on the mixture. Best of luck and let me know if you need any other info... happy to help.

Hope this makes sense.

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post #13 of 48
I have tried the steamer on the fondant and it works pretty good. I did it on a black gift bag and it came out very nice. Looked almost glassy. I bought a small hand held clothes steamer.
post #14 of 48
When I did my wine bottle, I just painted gel color on with vodka, and it came out really shiny and stayed that way. I did the base fondant in a green, then mixed green and yellow for the painting color.
post #15 of 48
Kim, your cakes look amazing! would corn syrup & vodka work the same as glucose & vodka?
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