A local baker that we found was able to provide her take on the inspiration cake that I posted about here.  She did an excellent job and the cake was very close to the original.  It tasted and looked good.  Here is a side by side comparison.

We asked the local baker to go a bit darker on the blue since the color scheme was more aqua and red and she hit it right on. Although we are great bakers, we haven’t yet mastered the rolled fondant and decorations that this cake would take, so we don’t mind outsourcing to someone else to fulfill our client wishes.  Overall, we are glad that we chose to support a fellow local business owner–The Cuppy Cake Creative Designs.  I actually prefer the inspired cake more, probably because the detail is much more prominent and because they have an almost 3D feel to them. Overall, we were pleased.