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Painted Dome

Display and "reveal" treats for your Easter guests with this simple how-to, originally created by the TV art department as a clever way of unveiling finalists' dishes at theĀ 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

Photography: Rob Tannenbaum

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Glass cake dome

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Cotton balls

  • Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Paint

  • Paintbrush


  1. Clean glass cake dome thoroughly; prime inside of dome with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol.

  2. Paint the inside of the dome with one coat of multisurface paint; let dry for at least one hour. Add a second and third coat, allowing at least one hour of drying time between each.

  3. Let glass paint cure for at least 21 days before washing.

  4. For the paint to be permanent on the glass, it can be air-dried for 21 days or it can be baked. Baking method: Air-dry 1 hour. Place in cool oven and heat to 350 degrees (glass needs to heat gradually). Bake 30 minutes, then let cool in oven. Wait 72 hours until using.

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