I made this for my great niece & made it under duress!! I hurt my thumb the week before & I was in pain after making the other cake. I could barely get the bottom tier covered. My neighbor came over & volunteered to knead & roll out fondant for the middle & top tiers. Then my friend came over & rolled the balls & put the band on the middle tier. WHEW!!! That topper was as simple as I could make it. My neighbor got a kick out of seeing it when it was finished. I told her to come see the cake she helped make!