This is the very first cake I ever did (which was last year)..can you tell?? This was also a disaster. I took this picture right before the cake split in half much to my horror one hour before the birthday party! Obviously I knew nothing about constructing a cake and did not know about this website. It was for a friend so she was fine about it, she got another cake from the bakery. Her son wanted another pirate theme party again for this year's b-day. I did it differently this year..see other photo.