Sure there are all sorts of edible flowers but have you actually eaten them? I have, they taste like, well, like flowers. Wouldn't you rather eat something that looked like a flower but tasted sweet? Of course you would.
Edible star glitter! I will always be blown away by the variety of food decorations that look inedible but are in fact safe! Also, the little fondant mug on top of this cupcake is filled with butterbeer so you get a little sip before you eat the creamy goodness below. Genius.
The killer here, the detail that puts it all over the top and makes even me, who is not a Disney fan, say AWWWWW is the little white circles on the cupcake bases. Just like Mickey's pants buttons! It's tiny touches like this that make me love love love my job every day.