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Bunny's recipe decorates well, great for piping, etc.  I don't do fondant but don't know why it wouldn't work under fondant. You don't have to use almond but you will want butter flavor to help flavor the shortening in the recipe.  I have also used cream bouquet flavoring instead of almond.  That should make 12 or more cups. 
You already have a job, your year at developing your cake business is causing you frustration, you admit having problems making and sticking with a business plan. You say you love to bake and decorate and you love bright colors and big fluffy piping. You love when people say they love your cakes and.that doesn't always happen with paying customers. Why continue with the business? Keep your day job, go back to baking as a hobby. Make small cakes you love and give...
Some more photo feedback. Google cake central for threads on taking good cake pictures. Neutral or complementary backgrounds, no kitchen appliances in the background, good lighting. Look to your wedding cake pictures compared to the other pics to see the difference.
Another business idea to consider as you put together your business plan. What if you really featured your natural flavors and ingredients. Make simple but fabulous tasting dessert cakes. No stacking, elaborate decorating. Just simply iced but great tasting. Maybe that is a niche you could fill.
Your photos should show your cakes at their very best. Those pictures are very important for your portfolio, facebook, blog, web page. So take pictures with the cardboard off and place it on that pretty plate for the photo. If you post links to your web page we can give suggestions there as well. Lots of people check out a businesses web page before doing business so it is key that it is top notch, even if using a free service. I think it would help your cakes if you...
Don't stop making cakes. Just stop selling them until you have had much more practise and can make cakes that are good quality each and every time.
Why was the cake sitting for a day and a half before pick up?
You did a great job, well done.
Just let the bride know when you will be delivering it.  No return call required.  She may actually appreciate you being firm about it so she doesn't have to make further decisions on at least the cake.  The others can just chat amongst themselves and ask for whatever they want.  If  they call you just say that the order and delivery has been confirmed with the bride and be done with it.
Who is your customer, the stop mom or the bride?
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