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Did your mom ever tell you "do not play with glass"? Well this glass you can play with and you can even eat it.
I always saw how in movies they break bottles on peoples' heads, and always wondered how they did that. I just leaned this process and not only can you make fake bottles for special effects or for fun, but you can also eat them.
These bottles are made of sugar and corn syrup - and they are totally eat-able. Following this Instructable you will be able to mold pretty much anything out of sugar-glass, you are only limited by your imagination.
The sound that this bottle makes when breaking is also extremely realistic. 


Step 1: What You Are Going to Need.

Materials for the mold:
Oomoo #25 or 30 
Mold release
Glass bottle to be molded 
Plastic bottle ( at least 1" wider than the bottle to be mold)

Materials for the candy glass:
Light corn syrup
Cream of tartar 
Food colorant

Candy thermometer
An old cooking pot
Thick gloves

Hey! I played around with the recipe a little. I found that since it's humid where I am right now that the bottles were not setting up well, and remaining sticky.<br><br>I took out a lot of the water and made it equal to the amount of corn syrup. The mixture heats up more quickly, and I've found that the pieces shatter less, as it breaks into larger, more cleanable chunks when smashed.
What is the cream of tartar for? What does it do?
<p>It's an acid, preventing flash crystallization, meaning that as you pour it, it becomes hard immediately, instead of cooling down and hardening gradually.</p>
Uhm, not to be one of those people who pick out mistakes, i just hate when people do this; you put eatable. the word is supposed to be edible.
Well, technically there is a difference between edible and eat-able.<br><br>Paper is edible, but not really eatable. Sour milk is edible, but not really eatable...if you get my drift?
Hahahaa, I see what you're saying there. but i was just saying that because i thought eatable wasn't a word. If it is then never mind. I was just trying to help because it makes the instructable more presentable that way. You understand my reasoning for pointing out then?
No i don't because now there's are five useless messages about grammer and not this post so thanks ocd dude we all appreciate you grammer correcting nazi i hope my lack of captilization and punctuation just pisses you off too
Thanxs, constructibe kriticism is allways welcom...lol<br>Really thanks...
Hahah. Not sure if you're being sarcastic though.. But if you're not, then your welcome. And this is a nice instructable. I might actually attempt this one.. hahah. i haven't made most stuff I look at on here...
<p>Is the bottle hollow?</p>
<p>Yes - that's why you rotate the bottle - to get the mixture to cover the outer surface of the inner mold.</p>
Can anyone help where to get Karo from in the UK ideally Surrey tomorrow??? Thank, Kat
<p>Yes, any light corn syrup will do. Karo is a brand name.</p>
all it is light corn syrup any grocery store should have it in the baking section
Can this be done with other mold silicons? Smooth-On products are harder to come by in Canada, I think.
<p>hey the maker of the bottle can you please contact me 469- 370- 4417</p>
<p>I found this recipe right before Christmas, and proceeded to make a batch of cinnamon, a batch of spearmint, and a batch of peppermint. Everyone LOVED it and now my daughter is requesting I make some in fruit flavors. Easy recipe, never disappoints! Thanks for posting it!</p>
If you're going to wear gloves asadvised in the instructable, DON'T wear the type in the video. Some kind of welding gloves or even gardening gloves would be safer, but are somewhat cumbersome.
whats oomoo?<br>
It's a type of silicone RTV rubber, specifically made by <a href="http://www.smooth-on.com/index.php?cPath=1136" rel="nofollow">smooth-on inc.</a>
Is it edible?
how much of the silicone mix do you need for the mold?
Hi, very cool instructable.<br>Is the Cream of tartar really necessary? Because I cant find it where I live :p <br><br>
I hope you like your iPad! No one can get one right now! You're my favorite instructabler!
Uhul !<br>great you won !<br>This work must be hard to do.<br>But the result is very cool.<br>kisses
Thanks, i can not believe that i was not going to enter the contest. I saw &quot;contest ends the 12&quot; on the 12 and i was like awww... then i saw it said the 13 and i was like ahh w/e and my mom and sis pushed me to go home and make the instructable and well.... yeahhhh<br>thanks everybody..
than you got an I-pad ! :D<br>keep doing amazing things like this.<br>:)
Congrats on your win. Well deserved with this cool project.
Thank you
Congrats! Hope my vote helped!
Thank you so much and thanks for that vote too
&quot;I leaned this prossess&quot;? You should change tha, but great instructable! My friends were like sitting there drinking soda while I was eating the glass. (I filled it with soda/pop) And one of them was like how come the glass is sugary? And that was funny! 5*
Is Oomoo food safe?
Can I use a meat thermometer rather than going out and buying a candy thermometer? Is there a difference?
No, the meat thermometer does not go high enough. But they are cheap.
Yes, you can use a meat thermometer as long as you have a 300 degrees Fahrenheit mark. The difference is that the candy Thermometer usually has a description of the candy stages next to the temperature.<br><br>-Thread 223-235* F The syrup drips from a spoon, forms thin threads in water Glac&eacute; and candied fruits<br><br>-Soft ball 235-245* F The syrup easily forms a ball while in the cold water, but flattens once removed Fudge and fondant<br><br>-Firm ball 245-250* F The syrup is formed into a stable ball, but loses its round shape once pressed Caramel candies<br><br>-Hard ball 250-266* F The syrup holds its ball shape, but remains sticky Divinity and marshmallows<br><br>-Soft crack 270-290* F The syrup will form firm but pliable threads Nougat and taffy.<br><br>-Hard crack 300-310* F The syrup will crack if you try to mold it Brittles and lollipops<br><br>-Caramel 320-350* F The sugar syrup will turn golden at this stage Pralines
Meat thermometers don't go up that high- only candy thermometers do. Meat goes up to only 200 tops otherwise the meat would be charred. Great instructible- I want to make candy shot glasses.
hmmm.. maybe have friend#1 walk into friend#2's bar, then you walk in, grab a sugar glass bottle, then freak out everybody by smashing it on #1's head (they would have to be in on the joke, and you would have to make sure you have the right bottle...)<em>if someone does this,<strong> FILM IT!!!!!!!</strong></em>
quick note: make sure you don't catch your &quot;pants-less&quot; reflection in the refrigerator
Haha, I had this happen to me once from a CRT TV ;)
lol, i had sugar all over so was in boxers all over my house...lol<br>good attention to detail
Lawlz at video *Change My Pitch Up, Smack My ... = I<br><br>
Do these get sticky and or melt if left out at room temperature?
It is candy so eventually would get sticky if you leave it out side for hours, also depends on the humidity of the air.
This is awesome. Got my vote!
Wow... so cool . Thanks
wooow it's so realistic!! I will try it!!<br>Please, can you tell me the quantity of each ingredient??? <br>Thanks :)
For the mold, depends on what silicone mold kit you get and for the sugar glass there is exact quantity and instructions on step #4

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