Friday, April 12, 2013

Melted Pony Bead Cake Stand

You'll never guess how this colorful cake stand was made! 

Michelle and her daughter, Piper, made this cake stand by melting four packs of pony beads at 425° for 1 hour in a round cake pan. Looks so cool!

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  1. i love it! but how did you get the drip effect???

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    1. The drip effect was a happy accident. :) The beads melt down pretty significantly, the pan was full to nearly the top! Because there were so many beads in the pan, some stuck to the edges creating that look. We decided not to file the edges smooth, but you could easily do that with sand paper or a metal file.

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  2. i still dont get how the drippy effest happened.

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    1. Happy Hour - our best guess is that there were so many beads in the cake pan that some stuck to the edges and were pulled down as they melted.

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  3. Will it be okay to place a cake on top of the melted beads? Is this food safe?

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    1. Zay, if you are concerned about the beads being food-safe, I would suggest placing a piece of parchment paper or cardboard round underneath your cake.

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  4. Is there a how-to for this? I'd love to make it!

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  5. Do you just take out of oven wait a minute & then pour over cake stand?

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    2. Let the beads cool completely, they will shrink as they cool and pop right out of the cake pan. The beads become the plate and glue a candle holder for a base.

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  6. How is the candke stick (I assume) held to the top?

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    1. We used E6000 glue. E6000 is a great glue for around the house and has an great bond for glass and plastics.

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  7. A friend did this and said it really really stunk up the kitchen, melting the plastic beads, and the oven even smelled for a long time. Said it was very gross. Any other ideas?

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    1. I use a roasting oven, (turkey oven, portable oven) and do it outside. Same temapture. I wondered about the drip effect as well.

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    2. It did make the house smell for a little bit until I open my kitchen window and turned on the fan on over my stove top. I haven't tried using a roasting oven.

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