Everyone has to start somewhere! I agree with the first poster's comments and the comment about the zebra print. Make sure the board looks professional too, uncovered cardboard is not acceptable to a paying customer.
My first tiered cake was awful:
But practice and you'll get better! This was my last tiered cake (after 3 years of learning) and I still found aspects of it challenging:
I still have imperfections but I know my standards now and feel comfortable agreeing to do cakes for paying customers. Thankfully the first cake was for my now ex-boyfriend!