So what is the process of creating and delivering such an elaborate cake? "The cake is created in sections and delivered in boxes and assembled on site," says Sylvia. "The cake is baked the day before so it’s fresh but the décor could take weeks to complete. In the end it will look like one large cake, but really it will be stacked in multiple tiers."
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