Son has asked me to make his wedding cake, never made one before, so I practiced with this one. 14, 12,9,6 topper is not edible. My prob, I used cakeboards and wooden dowels and let it sit for 2 days. Seemed fine but when I did take it apart as if cutting it, the lower level was grossly gooey! I cant image cutting this at a reception. Got ahold of Stressfree cakes.com and they were amazing to me, called me personally the next day and because the system is a disk not a plate, I can see this will work great! I will post the real cake in Oct when I make it. I highly recommend them!