this cake is due in a few weeks. she wanted a whimsical cake, than she wanted the top tier to be a large 6" cupcake. she also like a pic with lots of regular tiers. so with the large cupcake on top, i am not sure if i do it whimsical it will look good. i can't imagine how that would work out. i also had this great idea to do the bottom tier a top hat, the middle tier a tilted tea pot, and the top the cupcakem but i am waaay too chicken to try that unless i can get some pointers on here. how could i make the middle tier a tea pot without it collapsing. what size pains should i use and what about supports?
I did a search for pics using "Alice in Wonderland" and came up with a number of photos: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=alice%20in%20wonderland&pageID=2
HEre's some with a teapot that perhaps you can contact the CC'er direct who made these for some tips:
A teapot as the 2nd tier: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1313758
A teapot cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=26630
another teapot: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1324017
wow that photo indydebi links to with the teapot as the second tier looks exaclty like what you are describing...just replace the mouse in the teapot with a cupcake on top...the cupcake won't be that heavy so i don't think it will cause a problem with the teapot