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 Thanks for the cake kudos MBalaska! Yes, the pb, choc, banana combo was OH SO GOOD! so rich, so decadent!
I agree, the "Best Ever Banana Cake" recipe is AWESOME! -- http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256   It does not need to be 'freezered'; it's moist from the start and stays that way even over days in the frig. it is a very rich cake!   I bake it low and slow, just like the recipe says, in 2 NordicWare 9x2.5" rounds, parchment lined bottoms, flour-sprayed sides, cake-strip wrapped pans. the cakes rise almost to the top of...
 you are likely over heating the candy and scorching it...if so, they're pretty much a goner. heat candy slowly until it has partially melted, then slowly stir to melt the rest, then begin adding the paramount crystals. candy and bowl should never feel hot, only warm. I rarely use Wilton candy melts all by themselves; the flavor is just too strong. But when I need dark colors, I mix candy melts with Plymouth Pantry almond bark, then add oil-based candy coloring if needed...
 Agreed! I picked up the double pack from Sams Club (half-sheet jelly roll pans, heavy aluminum, brand name "Bakers & Chefs") a few years back. A solid buy for a sinfully low price! Also, "NordicWare" sells an assortment of heavy-duty, natural aluminum pans through Wallmart. Types include quarter-sheet/half-sheet jelly roll pans, a new one (new for me?) half-sheet-high-side (2 inch) jelly roll (perfect for large cinnamon roll batch), 9x2.5" rounds (straight sides, makes...
FYI -- link restored...   http://www.cakecentral.com/b/tutorial/sugar-ribbon-flower-cake
you'll need to wait until CC techs fix the "502 Bad Gateway" error...   once they fix the problem, navigate to http://www.cakecentral.com/b/ ...you'll see all the posted tutorials that were announced in emails.   
http://thesugarlane.com/how-to-make-edible-glue/
it should definitely NOT taste like soap...what is the recipe?   I've stored mine in the refrigerator, triple wrapped, without any issues for up to a year. 
another reputable source for the tiny blossoms...    http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/pme-blossom-plunger-cutters-set/38/756/1586/2167/   never seen the 5-petal cutters before (seen 6-petals or 8-petals)...how about a small calyx cutter, the shape is very similar?   http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/calyx-pme-cutter-set/38/756/230/2224/
welcome! enjoy!!!
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