thanks, Lois. We had a beautiful day that day - weather cooperated and all (if only my mother in law cooperated!). The pic is kinda small, but if you look closely to the left of the cake, there is a small cake there. That was a real cake that we used for the cake cutting part of the reception. We had pictures and all.
Yeah, when we looked into started a fake cake business, we noticed that most businesses were in Canada. Not so many in the US, though. None in the city where I am. It would be a cool business, and probably a lot of fun if you like decorating cakes, since you don't really bake anything, just decorate. And I'm sure it would do well since weddings are so expensive and any way to cut costs is usually welcomed. I'm not sure I could ever eat fondant again after seeing how long this stuff lasts. My wedding cake to this day looks like it was just made yesterday. And that fondant is now 4+ years old!