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Indeed. Don't beat yourself up over the flowers, given that (1) they look better than anything I could do (I'm still using flowers that come in a little cardboard box marked "Wilton"), and (2) the cake as a whole is quite remarkable.   I'm guessing that the bride, groom, and guests were all suitably impressed (they certainly should have been).   Hmm. Now that I think of it, the flowers look remarkably like some that Wilton sells in a little box. Except that I'm...
Hmm. This wasn't for the wedding of a certain Batman villain, was it?
Well, I'm no expert on topsy-turvy cakes (and neither do I play one on television), so all I really know is that if it looks like it's going to fall over, but doesn't actually do so, then you've succeeded.
I was guessing something like that. Shows you how far removed I am from instruments of foam-rubber mayhem.    Looking at a Google image search on "nerf gun," it seems as if real life has caught up with the final scene of the Get Smart episode, "Our Man in Toyland."
 Well, in a spare moment, I cobbled together the art.The main image is this shot of Aldrin with the seismometer, with the LM and the U.S. Flag in the background. Then, I added insets of the launch, the plaque on the ladder leg, and the CM floating in the Pacific, with the recovery Frogmen alongside.
"reenrules," what exactly is the sculpted device the sculpted kid is sitting on? I see what appears to be a Nerf logo; is it some sort of Nerf cannon? No baking for me, this week. My dad picked up some patriotic cupcakes from the grocer. Label said buttercream frosting, but I doubt it contained much butter. Definitely not any sort of ABC I'm familiar with; I suspect some sort of meringue BC, or more likely an ersatz version thereof. Tasted OK, but not spectacular....
Well, if nobody answers, "mattyeatscakes," please feel free to experiment, and report back. If I hadn't been willing to experiment, I wouldn't have developed my strawberry marble cake, or my Innsbruck dream bars.
Well, it seems to be a slow week for this board.
Nothing to be sorry about; even a question is moot, it still may bring out knowledge.
By now, it's probably a moot point: look at the dates.   I will, however, note that common corn syrup from the grocer (which is mostly glucose and maltose), and high fructose corn syrup, are somewhat different substances, produced by somewhat different processes.   In many ways, HFCS is almost a synthetic analog to honey (part of the process by which bees convert nectar to honey is to split the sucrose molecules in the nectar into glucose and fructose). Golden syrup...
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