I made this just a few days ago, for my son's 8 yr birthday & my step-son's 9 yr birthday. I decided to combine their birthdays this year, and prevent the wasting of cake. The loved this cake. My son said, he noticed something new everytime, he looked at it. This cake took me 8 hours from start to finish, and was a challenge. Thought it would be easy, but it was difficult. I didn't think it was gonna turn out as beautiful as it did. I cried when I cut it because it took me so long to decorate.