Brad & Amanda's cake can be added to the success column. I managed to get it made, transported and set-up with only a couple of snafu's. There was an incident of epic fail but it related to somebody else's actions hours after I left and despite my best advice.
The figurine to the right was the cake topper. My mom added it closer to show time.
& the eyestrain you ask? That would be from the icing color. I HATE PINK!!! Of course anyone who knows me at all knows this. My stance has actually relaxed a little in the last 5 years since there was a time when I would have refused to make a cake this color.
I did take some creative liscence with the cake design that she sent me. Originally the cake was supposed to be covered in fondant which travels a million times better than buttercream. The tiers are a good inch shorter than planned so they would fit in boxes to protect the frosting and that left me with less room for piping.