Okay - I know - this cake was somewhat of a disaster start to finish - although they did tell me they thought it was beautiful and DELICIOUS! So at least that turned out good! The icing is NOT very smooth b/c it wouldn't crust - too much humidity. The cake is NOT straight and I have no idea why.... next time I'll try using a level but how can you do that on buttercream? Anyway - it's my second tiered cake and my first tiering it in this way. The bow is also my first and it turned out okay.