Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wine Bottle 40th








This is for one of my husband's best friends (obviously a Police Dog Handler too). I'm not even going to tell you how long this took.... more for the fact that I kept having 'issues' (with the cake that is) at various stages!!!

I had many ideas given to me by his work colleague but most were just down right mean, wrong or involved the word "hooters"

"Git" is part of his nickname..... they are such a nice bunch really LOL

The label reads "Full bodied and slightly fruity"

Happy birthday.... Steve.... Pikey... The French Git..... whatever name your presently going with.

**Everything is handmade, handpainted & edible**

25 comments:

Cathy said...

Is the bottle real or part of the cake? Looks amazing!! The detail in the characters is excellent :)

The Cake Maker said...

Hi Cathy, yes I made the bottle it's part of the cake and is edible :)

Piamarianne said...

Wow - So shiny it really looks very real! Beautiful.

Sugar Siren said...

WOW this one is really awesome you have out-done yourself this time. Yes I can only imagine how long it took you & what kind of issues you had, lol.

tracy said...

an absolutely stunning cake the bottle looks so real what did you use to get that effect.
I will look forward to visiting your blog more regulary its outstanding.
tracyx

Thao Phan said...

wow!!!! that is amazing!

Maag said...

*blinks*
*gapes*
*gathers family around the computer screen*
Good grief... I've been quietly stalking your blog for ages and I am always in awe of your work but this is absolutely incredible. There's no fault in anything and I ... well, I just can't get over how brilliant it is.

I've just run out of words.

Is the label painted? Or did you use pens? And how did you get the bottle to be so shiny?

The Cake Maker said...

I appreciate the great feedback :O)

Maag... that did make me laugh. No I used photoshop to create the label, I can't draw a straight line so would be hopeless at trying to hand paint the label. I tried many things to get the shine on the bottle and in the end I used confectioners glaze and a minute (less than a drop) amount of canola oil

Anonymous said...

It is rather interesting for me to read this blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

rachees613 said...

I just came across your blog -- you are truly an artist. Every cake has something unique, incredible and amazing. What else to say but WOWEE!!!

mycake.tk said...

Amazing, I wish I could make a bottle just like yours, it looks so real, Congratulations!!!

Nukhet said...

Excellent, I couldn`t find any other world

Shelly said...

You are soooo talented..absolutelu beautiful work.Thanks for sharing

Marie - Cakes and Sweets said...

Wow !!!So beutiful!!!
The bottle looks so real!

Anonymous said...

Are u Serious??? All are handmade? Really Triple "WOW WOW WOW"!!!.. Initially, i tot the bottle is really a real wine.. But U said it is handmade by u.. It looks sooo real.. Applause for u too.. Good work.. How do u make it?? Can u share more? Thanks.. Love all the photos that u posted here..U can juz a open a class.. And i m sure i will the first one to attend ur class if u really to and happen to be in Singapore too..

Btw.. I'm from singapore.. Amazed by all ur artwork.. It is an art not just simply a cake.. but sometin tat we can't bear to eat it.

Take care. =)

PS

Çiğdem Acar Kıvrak said...

It's amazing, wonderful. First, I thought the wine bottle is real, but when I read that it is handmade, I examined it carefully and I didn't believe my eyes. Congratulations!

Laura said...

This is amazing! My husband has put in an order for a wine bottle cake just like this for his 30th (1 year away!) I better start practising!!

Nat said...

fascinating work, all of it! My best to you..

marcie said...

Oh dear! What a cake! It looks so real that I thought the bottle and box were the real thing and not a cake. As you said, I can't even begin to think about how long that took. But it turned out wonderful.

Marcie
http://startingacakebusiness.com

Vani said...

I almost forgot: I loved your work!!!

Vani said...

I saw a cake designer making a bottle of isomalt and using a silicone mold, but I never found it anywhere - I mean, the mold.

Did you do this bottle with the same kind of mold? Where can it be found?

The Cake Maker said...

Thank you everyone!

Hi Vani, I got a Champagne chocolate mold of eBay (it was plastic) and then I carved the chocolate into a wine bottle shape using a very sharp blade. Tedious work but worth it to get an authentic shape :O)

Carmen said...

You are truly amazing! Your blog is so inspiring.

faithy, the baker said...

Wow! Amazing! the bottle and crate look so real! Truly spectacular!

the pedigree artist said...

Holy crap this came out amazing! Very impresive!