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And regarding toppers, you definitely need to know how much weight you're going to be supporting. Many years ago, at my late aunt's second wedding, she insisted on a ceramic Precious MomentsTM topper (that may or may not have been intended for the purpose), and the cake couldn't support its weight. (As I recall, it slid off, making a mess of the cake.)
FWIW, The technical term for "The back and the part that stands up" is "backbox," the faceplate of which is called a "back-glass" or "backflash."   And if you want to make it edible, you could always use some sort of cookie or cracker.
Some comic relief: Is the bride a personal injury attorney? The groom? That would explain everything: to personal injury attorneys, everything's a tort.
I never said your flowers were out of a box marked "Wilton," just that they looked rather like some of the Wilton flowers I've used (but not enough to even be a direct copy), and I figure, if that general overall flower design is good enough for Wilton to mass-produce, it can't be too bad. And if you made them out of something even a little less, uh, "fossilized" than the rock-hard Royal that Wilton uses for mass-produced flowers, they're probably a good deal better.
Indeed. Don't beat yourself up over the flowers, given that (1) they look better than anything I could do (I'm still using flowers that come in a little cardboard box marked "Wilton"), and (2) the cake as a whole is quite remarkable.   I'm guessing that the bride, groom, and guests were all suitably impressed (they certainly should have been).   Hmm. Now that I think of it, the flowers look remarkably like some that Wilton sells in a little box. Except that I'm...
Hmm. This wasn't for the wedding of a certain Batman villain, was it?
Well, I'm no expert on topsy-turvy cakes (and neither do I play one on television), so all I really know is that if it looks like it's going to fall over, but doesn't actually do so, then you've succeeded.
I was guessing something like that. Shows you how far removed I am from instruments of foam-rubber mayhem.    Looking at a Google image search on "nerf gun," it seems as if real life has caught up with the final scene of the Get Smart episode, "Our Man in Toyland."
 Well, in a spare moment, I cobbled together the art.The main image is this shot of Aldrin with the seismometer, with the LM and the U.S. Flag in the background. Then, I added insets of the launch, the plaque on the ladder leg, and the CM floating in the Pacific, with the recovery Frogmen alongside.
"reenrules," what exactly is the sculpted device the sculpted kid is sitting on? I see what appears to be a Nerf logo; is it some sort of Nerf cannon? No baking for me, this week. My dad picked up some patriotic cupcakes from the grocer. Label said buttercream frosting, but I doubt it contained much butter. Definitely not any sort of ABC I'm familiar with; I suspect some sort of meringue BC, or more likely an ersatz version thereof. Tasted OK, but not spectacular....
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