April 16, 2007

How Do I Do It?

Enjoy the treats as you check out your Plate Diary to see where it's been and what other treats it has carried. Next, follow these simple steps to Pass It On:

1. Write your name on the plate.

First, wash the plate with a gentle detergent or clean it in the dishwasher to remove surface oils. When dry and clean, use the enclosed special paint pen to write your name on the plate. You can "erase" the uncured paint and start over if you need to. Use a tissue or cotton swab and a dab of window cleaner.
Allow the paint to dry before baking.
Once the paint is cured, it is permanent.
Tip: Use a tissue without lotion.

2. Cure the paint.

After the paint has dried, place it in a cool kitchen oven. Turn the oven on to 300F (150C).
Bake 35 minutes at 300F (150C).
Turn off the oven and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Remove the cooled plate from the oven.
Tip: Why does the plate need to go into a cool oven? This will prevent cracking. If the plate goes into a preheated oven, the sudden change in temperature may damage the plate.

3. Go to the online plate diary.

While the plate bakes, find your plate's own online diary. Enter the number written on your plate.
Type up a little something in the Plate Diary that says who you're giving the plate to and what treat will be on the plate. If there's a special reason you're passing on the plate to this person, go ahead and mention that, too.
If you email a picture of your plate to photos (at) passitonplates (dot) com we'll post it to your plate's online diary for you.
Tip: Please allow up to 3 business days for your picture to be added to your plate's online diary.

4. Load the plate with a treat.

Need ideas? Check out these Food Ideas and Non-Food Ideas.
You can also browse through other plate diaries to see what other Pass It On Plates have carried.
Cover the treats with plastic wrap.
Tip: Plastic wrap protects your goodies from drying out and the keeps the PlateWrap clean.

5. Slip on the PlateWrap.

Tuck in the pen!

6. Pass It On!

For more details on how this works, please see our FAQ.

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