Friday, January 20, 2012

Fixing Up A Plastic Bakery Cover


 While thrifting one day last week, I came across an old bakery cover like you would have found covering cakes and other types of pastry goodies at a diner.

What I liked about the cover was it's size - nice and big.  I have an old aluminum cover that was my grandma's but it is pretty small.  Whenever I've made a 3 layer cake or an angel food cake, the cover would smoosh the cake and that's NEVER good. 

What I didn't like about the cover was that it was plastic - not my favorite.  It also had a few scratches and smudges from being used over the years.   At $1.99, I decided to take my chances and see if I could fix it up. 

Here is a photo of what it looked like before:



I used my Gel Gloss which is made for fiberglass, marble and acrylic finishes.  I figured the plastic could be acrylic so I gave it a shot. . .  



The Gel Gloss definitely gave it a shiny luster and buffed away some of the scratches and other marks.  I got the Gel Gloss at Lowe's in the kitchen and bath section.  I've had the bottle for many years and it is still good (it has a price tag on the can if that tells you anything about how long I've had it)

So now when I make angel food cake for Easter I don't have to worry about the top being smooshed down by my bakery cover. 

I'm thinking about putting an etched  "M" onto the side using a stencil and some etching paste.  I've done it on glass before but not plastic.  Do any of you have any experience etching onto plastic?  Give me a shout if you do.  Thanks!

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