It took Karl a while, but he got the dedication all written for us.
This technique is really cool. You mix soap, water and paint and it creates a really cool patter on the plate. We started out pretty good while the girl was watching us… then Karl took over…
We had TONS of bubbles when we were done! Maybe too many, by the time they all popped all we had was a huge red puddle underneath. Two more tries later…we did it!
Doesn’t the middle pattern look really cool?! We painted it with colors like rockin’ red speckled blue and green. In the end it looked pretty cool before we sent it to the kiln.
You can’t see the finished product in the picture, but the one above really shows what the platter looked like when we were done. All and all, a really fun date night, and it only took 2 1/2 hours!
FIVE DAYS LATER…
As far I as can tell the BYU Creamery doesn’t sell any such eclair any more. BUT, last week when I bought the baklava for the Albanian dinner party I came here:
and guess what famous Provo treat I found in this old Provo bakery? You guessed it… Alligator eclairs!!! Tomorrow is Moms birthday, and Branny & Leah’s wedding reception. (huh, this is the first time I have thought about them, and the fact that I haven’t gotten them a gift…oops!) I have to get the platter and the Eclairs down to Arizona in one piece. The eclairs are in my freezer right now.PS: July 23, 2008The Eclairs barley made it! They got totally smashed in the Reign’s fridge, after making it nearly 36 hours across 2 states, they got smashed in the fridge. BLEG! Well, mom didn’t even notice, and she loved everything! Especially the eclairs.
4 thoughts on “Happy Birhtday Wendy Sue!!!”
Looks like pottery night was a success! (What a lucky mom you have) I was laughing because I remember my mom talking about the BYU creamery and their treats too! It must have been a big deal at the Barainca house…
BTW – You and your husband are adorable together!
Pips, I love your blog! And I love those alligator eclairs! We used to have a tradition to get them every St. Patrick’s Day when I lived in Utah, and I’ve been trying to find them ever since I got back and never could. Now I know where to go 🙂
Shena (don’t look at my blog…it’s bad)
I found it!!! hooray! So, I need your phone number… and to play with my cousin and fav. cousin-in-law!!! My number is (435) 881-0745… and our blog is: nicolicoli.blogspot.com
Love you Hites!
I hope the eclairs made it. That is the best birthday present you mom could ever get. And the plate too. That makes it even better!