How not to bake my cakes (of watercolor)

February 10, 2012 | 9 Comments

Last month I learnt a great tip of setting tube paint in pans. 1 hour on low (50C) in the oven. It worked really well – set the paint without drying it out.
However last night I wasn’t concentrating (trying to do too much!!!) and had my oven at 100C. The paint is still fine but those pans!!!
The second row is my second attempt which worked beautifully.


  • Felicity - February 10, 2012 reply

    LOL! But they have risen beautifully! :)

  • Kallie - February 10, 2012 reply

    That is a great tip!!!! Thanks! And I'll be concentrate while doing it!;P

  • Shari Blaukopf - February 10, 2012 reply

    Thanks for giving me a great chuckle at the start of my day Liz.

  • Serena Lewis - February 10, 2012 reply

    Thanks for the great tip! I'll be sure to always check the oven is on the right setting before baking. ;)

  • Luís Ançã - February 11, 2012 reply

    Nice sculptures!

  • Miguel Franco - February 11, 2012 reply

    Great tip Liz!
    I wonder if it also works for the tubes that have dry paint inside. I will try to solve it and I will tell you.

  • Tomás Soria (Tomypeck) - February 12, 2012 reply

    To me look like funny colors cakes !!. Very good idea!!

  • Maureen - February 12, 2012 reply

    C'mon, what artist wants perfectly squared watercolor anyhow? :D

    That bottom row is unique and one of a kind!

  • Miguel Franco - February 14, 2012 reply

    For the records, I kept a tube of prussian blue watercolor in the oven for over one hour at 80o.C and it was not enough to soften its content. I will try at 100o.C .

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