I made this cake for a friend who was hosting her annual 4th of July party on a beautiful lake at a very georgous home. She wanted something to represent the holiday, but that was also classy enough for the venue. So, after several designs, she settled on this one because it represented the holiday, the lake (with the blue/water swirls) and was unique and classy. I hand painted all the silver decorations and piped all the dots around the base and the stars then hand painted those silver too. The top cake was chocolate with mocha buttercream and chocolate ganache. The bottom cake was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and sliced strawberries. Overall I was very pleased with the cake and everyone at the party enjoyed it too! Whewww...successful! :) Thanks for looking.