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How To Tuesday: Hot Tamale Chip ‘n’ Dip

August 20, 2013


Check out this hot, hot, HOT Chip ‘n’ Dip platter idea! Whether you’re a habanero fan, or prefer your salsa’s a bit more mild, this spicy design is sure to be a hit at every family and friend fiesta, all year round!


  • Chip ‘n’ Dip Platter
  • Paintbrush
  • Q-Tip or Pencil Eraser
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Hot Tamale Pattern (attached at bottom of post)
  • Glaze Colors: Hot Tamale, Kiwi, & Black


  1. Wipe down the piece with a damp sponge to make sure that no dust or dirt has settled on the piece.
  2. Paint the inside of the middle section of the Chip ‘n’ Dip platter with three coats of Hot Tamale glaze.
  3. Use scissors to cut out four Hot Tamales from the pattern (attached).
  4. Thickly paint the top of the Tamale pattern with Kiwi, and the bottom with Hot Tamale glaze. Turn over and press firmly onto bottom of the the outer rim of the platter. Peel up and repeat three more times, spacing out the Hot Tamales equally.
  5. Use a black paint pen trace around the details of the hot tamales.
  6. Dip a q-tip or a pencil eraser into a small amount of Kiwi glaze and press randomly around the hot tamales, as desired.
  7. Dip a q-tip or a pencil eraser into a small amount of Black glaze and press firmly around the outside and inner rim of the platter.
  8. Write your name or initials on the bottom of your piece with a paintbrush or paint pen. (Please note: Pen or pencil will not show up after the firing process.)

Click to open and download the full sized Hot Tamale template: HotTamales

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