This isn't anything special. I was in a major time crunch because my daughter's 5th birthday fell on the first day of school so on top of all the back-to-school hub bub, I was making her class some cupcakes and preparing for her party that weekend. I decided that we also had to do something on her actual birthday so I literally threw this one together.
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.