I did this cake (completely of cake and icing) with no use of ice cream any where! Everyone went crazy over it at the reception. Ignore the paper supports under the banana ends (I forgot to slip them out before the photographer took the pic). Also other side of cake has better straighter ridges in the buttercream (used side of a paint brush). The cake has 4 different kinds of cake in it (strawberry, spice, cherry chocolate chip, pistachio cake). Banana was banana flavored chocolate modeling clay.