Today I have 3 Pinstrosities for your viewing pleasure of people who tried to capture the rainbow and missed.
Original Pin #1
Sam said, "So this was my birthday cake this year, made by my flatmate. As you can see it didn’t quite go to plan – we live in North QLD where it’s very hot and icing doesn’t cope too well! It still tasted delicious and we had such a good laugh over it, it turned out to be my most favourite birthday cake ever!"
No pot of gold here! Icing and heat definitely do not mix well. Warm cakes, warm rooms, warm plates...warmth is just not icing's friend.
Original Pin #2
Aren't those awesome?! I love the whipped cream clouds. Kailey (who happens to be one of my beautiful and awesome cousins) sent in her rainbow waffle:
Maybe this is what it looks like from inside the rainbow? Good thing waffles are still yummy anyway! If you're going just for colorful waffles, this works great! If you want the rainbow effect though you'll need to carefully (but quickly) pour the batter on the waffle iron in thin concentric circles, starting at the middle and working your way out.
Original Pin #3
|https://www.etsy.com/shop/JKCreate/sold?ref=shopinfo_sales_leftnav (this artist promotes her work as the original crayon art, the art that started this whole craze...that's kinda cool!)|
We've seen this one here before, and I'm sure we'll see it again. This rainbow can be elusive! It was for Kim. She said "I followed the instructions [of the pin] perfectly. I hot glued the crayons down, Melted them. Tip the canvas and what I got was the ugliest colors imaginable. With the flower pot inspired one; nothing about the melted wax looks "stem-like" like the picture!":
As the original pin is a link to an etsy shop, I am assuming the instructions were written as a Pinterest caption instead. Having tried the crayon art myself I can say it isn't as easy as it looks. You do want to have the canvas tipped while heating up the crayons rather than melting the crayons and then tipping. Tipping after melting allows the waxes of the crayons to combine in a pool and the colors to mix weird while melting, resulting in color sadness when you tip the canvas. Keep the canvas tipped upright while melting the crayons so the wax can run down as soon as it's melted. There will still be some mixing, but not nearly as bad.
Submitting a Pinstrosity rainbow may not have been the pot of gold Sam, Kailey, and Kim didn't were looking for, but these made me smile. Perhaps this is what is on the other side of the rainbow?