Chandelier Cake with Dangling Crystals

It was an amazing engineering feat for our little company to build a structure that would hang a cake upside down, much less 178 servings of cake! We shouldn't say "our little company," actually as it took several companies working together to make it happen. Max and Livie provided the hook, Elite Entertainment provided the pin spot lighting and actually ended up not only letting us use their taller latter (and lent us some muscle to hold the cake in place while we fastened it(, the old guys at Ace Hardware up the street (who always put up with my crazy structure needs well), and my plastics guys at PlasticCare who go above and beyond because I bring them cookies... All in all, the clients were ecstatic and even got entertainment as we painstakingly disassembled it to take it back to the kitchen to be cut. [...]