Sunday, December 14, 2014

Maked it & Baked it

1 Ornamento 

It's late, but it's here, my Makit & Bakit Christmas ornament.  Christmas Crab was putting the pressure on me to get this done and I didn't want a lump of sea salt in my stocking Christmas morning.  So here we go!

I checked out the tools I was going to need and at first glance I thought, "What the hell do I need thread for?!"  Then it dawned on me that the thread isn't actually for making it, it's for hanging it up after it's finished.  I like how the cookie sheet still has cookies.  I have a feeling it's not recommended to bake cookies and the ornament at the same it.  Sure would be convenient if you could though.

Do not use in a microwave or toaster oven.  If they could somehow develop a Makit & Bakit kit that you could do in the microwave, their use would figuratively (or literally?) explode.  I know I'd be making them all the time especially with the exploding and all.

I'm all set do this.

After one hour...

Two hours...

Two and a half hours...  Next time I think it would be easier to dump some of the beads directly into the mould.   Painstakingly placing each individual plastic bead with a pair of tweezers can be time consuming.

Two hours and fifty six mintues later, it's done...more or less.  The instructions said 15 - 25 minutes baking time, but after 15 minutes the beads weren't even melted, so I ended up having to leave it in for 26 minutes.

While I like the colours, it turned out far from perfect.  It looks better at a distance, so I'm not sure why all the pictures I took are close ups.

It almost worked, but I didn't add enough beads near a couple of the edges, so there are few holes.  Hopefully this won't affect the structural integrity of the ornament.

It does bother me that I messed this ornament up.  Can it be fixed?  Is it possible to re-Makit & re-Bakit?  I guess there is only one way to find out.


mike said...

"I guess there is only one way to find out." - Microwave time!

Cara said...

Whoa whoa whoa. Two and a half hours? That's crazy. Next time, just go for the tie-dyed look and dump them all in. Then.... microwave time!