I have already found tutorials on making the beer bottles, so I have already created molds for the bottles and will soon attempt to execute the sugar melting and filling. I have even ordered isomalt for the ice cubes.
Now my dilemmas:
I have created MMF and also purchased Duffs fondant (I know it's not cost efficient but I opted for it other than Wilton) I made the MMF and worked the Duff Fondant to feel the differences and workability between homemade vs store bought. My biggest issue so far is that my MMF felt fine until I tried to make a dark brown today. I am not sure if all the coloring altered the consistency of the MMF due to the moisture but it became SOO STICKY!! Then I tried to add more PS looking for a solution which resulted in a bigger fiasco! I almost chucked it at the wall! Lol I didn't have this much trouble adding color to the duffs fondant when trying to achieve a deep orange, I'm getting so frustrated and am wondering if you all think I am better ordering a bucket of fondant already made?
Also for the bucket part of the cake, I am going to taper it but am unsure as to whether its best to drape the fondant over the top of the cake like you would with any other cake tier, or if I should wrap it around the sides of the cake? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
I may have to tell my boyfriend to make this cake himself soon lol