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 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.