This was my first time building a pvc structure...(thanks for the help, Doug) I really like how sturdy the cake was using this method!! It was for my son's 6th birthday party at Monster Mini Golf, so a zombie was fitting, plus it was just after Halloween. The body is five layers of round cakes stacked up, 11" on the bottom up to 7" w/half ball on the top for his hunchback. The arms are padded with modeling chocolate. Fingers are also modeling chocolate and the head is rice krispies.