Just stop it.
Stop settling for cake crap just because you, yourself, couldn't do any better.
If you ask your decorator for this:
|I've used this picture before. If you want the link, see my post "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."|
|"But that's better than what I could do!"|
"But it's better than anything I could do!"
Why do you eat out at nice restaurants? It's either because you don't want to cook (special occasion, convenience), or because you want a nice meal and you can't cook for one reason or another. With cakes, you order them from bakeries because you either can't bake, or you'd rather not.
Now, are you a professional chef? Did you go to culinary school, work as a cook, caterer, or have any experience in food service (not including being part of staff that did no food-preparing)? If you said "no," then why would you care that your food is sub-par? So what if the steak had no flavor? Why does it matter if the plate is dirty? "I didn't pay for mediocre food and presentation!"
Do you see my point yet?
If you're paying for professional services, don't settle for a cake that is "okay" just because you can't do any better.
Just because you can't pull this off:
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|I'll go to Wally World. Thanks.|