Remember the cake stands I made using the Quarter Trick? I got one out of the last firing, and - hallelujah - no cracking, warping, or other misfortune befell it! So I guess it works: Quarter Trick, 1; Kiln fuckery, 0! Just kidding!! The score is more like Quarter Trick, 1; Kiln Fuckery, 1 million. But the tide has turned now!