I am late to the party! So, catching up in a nutshell:
Wonderful cake, Mel. Awesome first topsy turvy. Mine was so very sad. I was disappointed for a sec because my computer is misbehaving and I couldn't see the pics
Had to open them in a new link. I love, love, love the cupcakes. They really fit the theme of paint the roses red, and they're beautiful to boot.
jlynn, wonderful topsy turvy too! I was admiring that when it passed through the home page (yesterday, I think). I really liked the flowers.
Mel again...I would seriously consider the whole finance issue and if you could potentially be ready to buy in 6 months, or if you could have a clause for an extension if you needed more time. It would stink to have your shop going and then not be ready to buy if 6 mos was a hard, fast deadline. Other than that, I say GO GO GO GO GO. Like Amia's little fairy godmother who dropped in a few months back...take those little glass slippers and run, run, run to your little store up the road and make it your own!!! And send us pics, and don't forget us little guys when you're famous
And let me know how far you are from Ottumwa, so I can stop by when I go to visit the in-laws family next year.
And a side note...the madhatter topsy turvy flickr video was wonderful, it was a fabulous cake and everything was so perflectly clean and well done. She put a ton of time into making her fondant clean and smooth. Why in the world would that girl use that cruddy Wilton's roller that was leaving such jagged edges on her stripes? Sorry, I know that was posted ages ago, but it bugged me.