I decorated this cake to resemble the invitation. There are polka-dots on the invitation, you just can't see them. I forgot how hard it is to frost the cross cake with all the odd angles. The next time I make this cake, I will use fondant or all stars.
Why do cakes cost so much?
When you are ordering a cake for that special occassion, keep in mind the time that the cake decorator is going to put into your special cake. Most cakes take hours to decorate and then you have to consider the time the decorator takes to make the cakes and icing. Plus, don't forget about their costs for the ingredients, supplies, transportation materials like boxes, and clean-up.