Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Make your own cake plates or serving platters

In my earlier post here, I made serving dishes (or cake plates) with a candle stick holder and a plate.  To use as a cover I purchased a bowl and glued a drawer pull on the bottom of the bowl for a handle.  The bon app├ętit’ lid label was created on my Silhouette Cameo.   

bon appetit

At the time of the post, I had not made up my mind how I would finish the glass bowl lid for the larger plate.  Etching glass is nice, however, I wanted to add some color to the top and keep it dishwasher safe.  There are two ways for the paint to cure.  One, after you are finished painting, set the piece in a cold oven and set the temp to bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Turn the oven off and let the item cool completely in the oven.  Second, you can paint and let it cure for 21 days.   The E6000 glue I used to attach the drawer pull to the lid will withstand heat to 150, so the 21 day cure was my only option.  
Sweet Treats

Since I was experimenting with glass paint, I decided to make a candy dish.   

Trio Cake1

Makes for a great end of the summer lunch celebration! 

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