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They have it at Cash & Carry in my area.  Do you have any restaurant supply stores I'd check there.  You can also check Restaurant Depot but I think you need a business license or you did last time I was there.  
Experimenting - Did you get cream cheese frosting approved? 
I'm getting ready to do one for my friends non-profit so trying to keep costs down. One thing I told her that if you keep the variety/options down people won't want to try to sample everything!  However, if it's really, really good as I know all of everyone's desserts here are you still may get people taking more than planned.  Also, if there are kids - kids will take everything and take a bite and then not eat it.  So factor that in as well.   It will also depend on...
I would have charged $200 for the cake.  I've been where you are and made a commitment this year to making my business be successful then I needed to value my work and time.  I've lost a few orders but at least I wasn't spending 10 hours doing a cake for $100.00!  With your talent you'll get there pretty fast!
I agree with Baking Irene.  I would use their colors as the accent colors and put them on a lighter cake (cream, or pearl) or possibly a gold background which would go great with the art deco theme!
You should check out this tutorial - http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/maddies-fashion-birthday-cake.html.  Her website is extremely helpful and her cakes are flawless!  Good luck!
Check out Chef Rubber they sell larger containers of it.  It's no where near a pound though!  Will your current supplier give you a discount if you buy in larger quantities?
Get a degree in business (w/accounting, legal etc.)  - you'll need those skills just as much as decorating to be a successful baker if that is what you want.  Education is never a waste if you give it a 100%.  Also, look at Craftsy for some great online classes - they have a few free ones as well.  Good luck!!!
If you want to keep building on what you have, which is a GREAT start, look at the Craftsy classes,  there is a free butter cream one and they go on sale all the time.  Also, it's kinda pricey but Cake Camp is in Las Vegas which is close.  Don't stop learning and perfecting your craft. 
Great job - square cakes are hard to do!  And good for you for putting it on a very cute board and not just card board or aluminum foil (like I used to do!) you want to showcase that cake!  
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