Messy Color™ Baked Alaska Ltd Run

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Baked Alaska Ltd Run (511317)<br />An opaque creamy & reactive yellow.

An opaque creamy & reactive yellow.

Left to right: CiM Banana Cream, Effetre 259 Sabia, Baked Alaska, CiM Painted Hills, Effetre 264 Avoria. See more of Claudia's work. – Claudia Eidenbenz

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CiM Baked Alaska, Tahitian Pearl, silver wire, and silver leaf
Heike Loos
CiM Baked Alaska
Alexis Berger
CiM Baked Alaska, Troi, & Cerulean Sparkle
Suzy Hannabuss
CiM Baked Alaska
Gloria Sevey
CiM Baked Alaska body
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
Baked Alaska base with Double Helix Kalypso and clear
Juliette Mullett

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Baked Alaska was melted in response to requests for a creamy opaque yellow similar to our [now sold out] Cake Batter.
Baked Alaska is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to Yellow Brick Road, but lighter. – Paula Schertz
Baked Alaska is a striking colour, and the longer you work it, the more yellow/peach it becomes. Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

A comparison of Banana Cream, Baked Alaska, & Ra.
Suzy Hannabuss
CiM comparison with reduced DH Aurae streams. See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I went a bit off track and turned Baked Alaska into silver stringer in the same way we make silvered ivory stringer. I wanted to see what it looked like. Would the little bits of silver ball up and deposit as I used it, and what color would it turn? I think it's pretty, and yes, bits of silver came off. It turned a much warmer and deeper color with the silver in it, and I liked the effect. The dot of the 'sun' on the bear was the glass just as-is, without the additional silver. It's a pretty yellow and didn't react with the Troi." From Marcy's article in Glass Bead Evolution Volume 7- Issue 1, 2019.
Marcy Lamberson
"This photo shows my 'rivet' beads using the Tahitian Pearl to resemble metal decoration over Baked Alaska. Baked Alaska, an opaque yellowish neutral, is a new premium glass offering that contains silver and as it is worked in the flame will create deeper golden cast the longer it is held in the flame through cooling and warming cycles." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I am not sure what feedback you have received about Baked Alaska but it reminds me of yellow ice a bit which of course was the holy grail of reactive ivories. It is so rare to find an ivory tone glass that has the viscosity of Baked Alaska. It's soft but not runny, can be worked without really streaking and doesn't 'overdo' the effects of the reactive elements used with it. Like I said quite possibly this is the holy grail of ivories at the moment!" Here Baked Alaska is rolled in Val Cox's newest 104 Silver Glass frit blend, Elsie encased with Little Boy Blue hearts.
Michelle Veizaga
"Baked Alaska is a beautiful pale yellow colour that strikes in the flame. I thought it would be like Effetre Opal Yellow, and it is a very similar colour alone, but the reactions with other colours are quite different. . . . Unlike its Effetre cousin Opal Yellow, Baked Alaska doesn't energize the reactions in silver glass." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"From the left, self-coloured spacer, spacer with fine-silver wire, spacer with dots of Effetre turquoise and dots of Baked Alaska on top, and the rightmost bead is the same pattern, with dots of CiM Troi. . . . I'm not sure if Baked Alaska is a vanilla, or a french vanilla. It might be a light yellow, or a light cream." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Baked Alaska is a beautiful creamy yellow. It melts beautifully and is on the softer side but not as soft as opal yellow. It is a close match to the now out of stock Cake Batter, though Cake Batter had a slightly cooler tone while Baked Alaska is more golden. Baked Alaska reacts beautifully with silver glass and has a golden glow. This heart bead is a base of Baked Alaska with DH Helios. The comparision photo from top to bottom is Effetre Opal Yellow,  CiM Cake Batter, Baked Alaska, CiM Banana Cream, & CiM Painted Hills."
Caroline Davis
"In my latest testing package there was a rod each of CiM's gorgeous Cranberry Pink and their gold rich purple equivalent called Emperor. Here, a Baked Alaska base. Left: dotted with CiM Cranberry Pink and CiM Smurfy. Right: dotted with CiM  Emperor and CiM Smurfy." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Baked Alaska melted smoothly with no shockiness and no bubbles. It is a beautiful color. It is absolutely gorgeous as a base for the Geneva frit, and I think it would be a great base for many frit blends. Baked Alaska also created an excellent base for Dark Periwinkle and Purple Rose with Celadon. It was fabulous in the twisty with Purple Rose on the Copper Green base. Baked Alaska was a beautiful base for the stipple stitch in Euros."
Paula Schertz
"Baked Alaska is a highly reactive glass masquerading as a creamy opal yellow!! But this is no accident, as it has been made with silver to allow for the special reactions. When I tested it with Jellyfish frit [a reactive frit] it did react, and made the jellyfish look darker and more rustic than normal. When encased with Clio it didn't seem to effect it other than how I would expect Clio to look, but it does give it warmer tones. I wanted to see how it would react in direct comparison to Effetre Opal Yellow [a batch that is pale yellow] and Stone Ground. It seems to have swallowed most of the silver [there are hints of it] and the frit colours are brighter than the other two and you can see how the colours have spread out. Before I knew it was a reactive colour, I used it as a decoration, and it comes out  a lovely happy yellow! Baked Alaska needs more exploration, and a must have if you like reactive glass."
Trudi Doherty
Left to right: CiM Banana Cream, Effetre 259 Sabia, Baked Alaska, CiM Painted Hills, Effetre 264 Avoria. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: CiM Banana Cream, Effetre 259 Sabia, Baked Alaska, CiM Painted Hills, Effetre 264 Avoria. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Baked Alaska is a pastel yellow. I’m tempted to say it’s similar to Effetre opaque Opal Yellow 266 but that varies from batch to batch; I’ve had barely yellow through to pinkish-apricot yellow with that over the years. So I’ll say that Baked Alaska is similar to CiM Banana Cream in the way it behaves working-wise, but Baked Alaska is definitely more yellow. I did a quick bead not pictured made with Baked Alaska with CiM Cranberry Pink dots on it and it does do the spreading and colour reaction thing. I’ll expand on this at a later date. But yes, as a colour it is a very pleasing yellow. It melted wonderfully and I didn’t do any striking faffery; I just used the glass and it did the colour stuff for me." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Baked Alaska is highly reactive with silver though. I have burnished these beads with silver leaf and decorated with large Effetre aqua dots and then vapourised the silver leaf in my torch flame. You get this gorgeous mottled sand effect with tiny glistening droplets of silver left behind on the surface of the bead. A gorgeous effect!" Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"A lovely rich buttercream yellow that blushes the more you work it and looks amazing as a base for silver glass. These beads are Baked Alaska [naked] and Baked Alaska with Little Boy Blue."
Juliette Mullett
"Baked Alaska is a cupid kissed buttercream. The color can range from light cream to a golden custard with a hint of blush. The glass is perfect for a variety of projects from nature inspired sculptures to the silly spectrum. Looking forward to adding this color to my studio supply. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers