When the bride asked me about this design, I told her that I'm not the best figure modeller, and that I don't really like doing it, but I would draw the people on gumpaste. I can draw, I just hate modeling 3-D figures.
I'm also not afraid to tell people if I don't want to or can't do something, since it's a lot better to do that than it is to overpromise. The bride was fine with having the figures drawn, and this is a good example of how you can work around the things that you prefer not to do for whatever reason. Just offer an alternative.
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, online cake supplies at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com