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Wine Bottle in a Crate Cake Video Tutorial, Gumpaste Wine Bottle Tutorial

I’ve always wanted to try my hand in making this type of a cake though for a very long time I was intimidated by it. It looked so complicated!
But once faced with the challenge I rolled up my sleeves, made some gumpaste, baked a cake and I got working. It was a fun cake to make and I’m making it again but with the white wine bottle, which is going to be green.
For those of you who would like to make a cake like this I also made Step by Step video tutorial and you can find it below.

Complete Video Tutorial – Wine Bottle Cake

Gumpaste Wine Bottle

Can be made weeks before, minimum 3 days ahead to give the gumpaste time to dry
Gumpaste, store bought or homemade
Black Food Gel Coloring to color gumpaste
Real Wine Bottle
Corn Starch, Plastic Wrap, Scissors, Knife
Wine Label – Edible  (Image I used 3.5 inch by 7.75 inch)
Gold Mist Spray/optional, or use Gold Luster Dust
Black Airbrush Color

Gumpaste Wine Crate Panels

Can be made weeks before, minimum 3 days ahead to give the gumpaste time to dry
Gumpaste, store bought-I use Wilton Brand or homemade.(I also make my own, it is a lot cheaper than store bought especially if you need a lot of gumpaste)
Ivory Food Gel Coloring
Wood Grain Embossing Mat
Knife, Ruler, Measuring Tape
Wax paper, Corn Starch
Brown Airbrush Color

Cake – I used 9×13 cake pan

Size of the cake(lenght and width) depends on the length and width of the bottle.

For Example :

Finished Gumpaste Bottle is 10 inches long x 3 inches wide

Iced Cake should be minimum about :
11 to 12 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide

Long Crate Panels (about 0.2 inch thick) :
11 to 12 inches long

Short Panels (about 0.2 inch thick) :
4 to 5 inches + 0.2+0.2 inch = 4.4 to 5.4 inches – approx. 4.5 to 5.5 inches

(0.4 inch accounts for the overlap you need on both sides)
Make sure the panels are same height, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches taller than the iced cake.

Cake Recipe
Velvet Vanilla Pound Cake
Swiss Buttercream
Simple Sugar Syrup  – 1/2 :1 (granulated sugar : water), flavored with almond and vanilla extracts


Roasted Coconut – Wood Shaving- Filler
Sweetened Coconut Flakes

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Spread coconut on a baking sheet. Roast until lightly tinted, don’t let it brown. Check on the coconut frequently, toss it using a spoon or a fork for even roasting.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before adding coconut wood shaving on the top of the cake.



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    1. For the bottle and the wooden crate – you don’t want it to be too thin and also it depends on the size you are making. I used a standard size bottle 750ml bottle. I’d estimate about 2 pounds, roughly.

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