Rrrrrrgghh! So much went wrong with this cake. When I drove the dowels through the cake, the filling started squishing out the sides, couldn't get the bc to smooth, had trouble with the flowers(my first attempt at using gumpaste & flowers. I have tried to stay away from them, but she insisted on having them.), then after 12 hrs of trying to make a hula girl for the top, I had to throw it in the trash. Believe me, it was awful. So I added extra flowers to the top. I got the idea from ailyn2. You should see her cake. It's gorgeous! Thanks for looking. btw...Even though i thought it was just ok, everyone else loved the cake.