Gosh… I was thinking the beads were horrible - I mean they were all about the same size, but they weren’t lined up very well (as the photos make painfully evident). I didn’t have enough BC to do the nice swirly border that I wanted, and I didn’t have time to make more bc, so this was what I ended up with. Oh well, it was a free-bee cake so I didn’t feel pressured to make it perfect.
Yes, I’m the one who prefers to use a flower nail instead of the heating core, but I didn’t use either for this cake (totally forgot actually), but the cake turned out perfectly. I just baked one recipe of Rose’s all-occasion downy yellow butter cake in an 11x15x2 cake pan. it was done baking in exactly 25 minutes, with no adjustments to the recipe.