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I don't think I have ever heard of a true glow in the dark icing - I have heard that tonic water (contains Quinine) will glow under a black light.  Adding that to your frosting should make the icing fluoresce under a black light.   I found an article that talks about the tonic water and why the jello is needed for colored icings http://www.thekitchn.com/party-trick-use-tonic-water-to-make-your-frosting-glow-food-snots-173830   Hopefully someone else will happen along...
Aww, thank you both!  It's been a while since I made that, and I'm sure I was inspired by something, I just don't remember what it was.  It really wasn't that hard to make, I just turned the plates upside-down and glued on the beads, making sure one butted up against the next
I made something similar to this once using the Wilton pedestal plates.  I got my beads online at www.shopwildthings.com and then just cut them the length I needed.  I then glued the first bead to the underside of the plastic plate using hot glue.  The rest of the beads hung straight down in a nice row.   I don't have a picture of it on this site, but you can see it here:   http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com/2009/09/red-black-show-cake.html
I have a dedicated kitchen built on to my house, and when I had more pick-ups, I found that people would string me along all day long if I let them.  Now for the few pickups I do have on Saturdays, I inform them that all pickups must be made my Noon.  I tell them we close the business at Noon because that is when we begin wedding cake deliveries.  Sometimes that's the truth, sometimes not.  But those are still the rules.   I do make my clients pay for the entire cake...
My guess?  The ice cream cones are just ice cream cones, with the columns running through the center.  The ice cream is fondant or modeling chocolate, and again the support column runs through the middle of the ice cream.  Once I got the column support through the cone, I would fill the empty space in the cone with something - fondant, chocolate, etc.
That's what I figured, AZ.
This is why I always get paid in full before I crack the first egg.  If she forgets, that is her problem, not yours.  If you haven't been paid, customers will use the payment as leverage to get you to drive those 20 extra miles so you can get paid for the work you've already done. I get a lot of last-minute calls and for now I turn them all down, and they usually are all cheap, get something quick customers.  I have toyed with the idea of having a couple of simple designs...
I use a carpenter's level and a long serrated knife to level my cakes.
Listen to your "Spidey Senses"!  Tell her you're no longer available and offer her the number of your most hated competitor! ;-)
I have used a pen like this before to paint / write on cakes.  Usually I will fill the pen with vodka and then dip it into my luster / petal dusts, but it might work if you put titanium white food color in there.   http://amzn.com/B0015AOVEK
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