I LOVE to watch Ace of Cakes because whenever I see their cakes fall apart, I feel much more normal. You can't tell from the picture but Pooh had a little "junk in the trunk" if ya know what I mean and he started leaning backwards. I had to stick wooden dowel sticks through his head and then push those forward with a folded piece of cardboard. Also...see that little pond next to Pooh? That wasn't planned. I ran out of green icing! I was too tired to make more so I improvised. Now you know.
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.