I think the top is hideous, but this is what I mean by less cake, more cupcake. This is too elaborate (all the extras here would cost too much - who has antique china cups just lyin' around?) but if we did a smaller cake like this topper and then did the pails with rose cupcakes...? Just a thought.
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