this is my first ever tiered cake. the bottom layer is chocolate with melted hershey bars in the middle. i used 2- 10 inch cake pans and the tob is just vanilla cake 2- 6in cake pans, all icing in buttercream! the figures i purcahsed at the disney store. I got the idea from wilton course 3 book but theirs had clowns and i have never taken course 3.