This cake did NOT turn out the way I had expected. I didn't prepare enough for it and it cracked to one side so my box was sagging. Then after I put my stripes and the tissue on you could see my mess ups! My MMF didn't work! (still isn't working!) I don't know what was happening that day! But! My sister loved it! And the cake tasted good regardless. This was my first shoe and shoe box. Any help or nice constructive criticism is welcome! Thanks for looking!