How to Shrink Confectionery Wrappers in the Oven

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One of the most important items in any kitchen, ovens can do more than simply provide the means for producing delicious food day-in and day-out: they can also be a source of mild entertainment, with even the most disposable and common of items. The entertainment, however, only lasts as long as all the appropriate precautions are taken.

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Grab ahold of one wrapper securely in a pair of tongs.

  • Open the oven door, and extend the confectionery wrapper into the oven with the tongs.

  • Keep a watchful eye, as the wrappers shrink rapidly.

  • Remove the tongs and wrapper from the oven a split second before they achieve your desired size. Even outside the oven, the wrapper will continue to shrink for a moment.

Tips & Warnings

  • This procedure might be more easily and safely performed with a microwave.
  • Try not to touch the wrapper to anywhere inside the oven, lest it melt to the metal.

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