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.




"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

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CiM Baked Alaska
Gloria Sevey
CiM Baked Alaska, Troi, & Cerulean Sparkle
Suzy Hannabuss
Baked Alaska base with Double Helix Kalypso and clear
Juliette Mullett
CiM Little Boy Blue & Baked Alaska
Trudi Doherty
CiM Baked Alaska was a beautiful base for the stipple stitch in Euros.
Paula Schertz
Smurfy over Baked Alaska
Jolene Wolfe

Messy Tester's 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
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton for providing the photo in this section.

See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult the CiM resource page on the Kitbitz Art Glass site.


"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