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!