This was the first time I've done a cake for someone else. I was so excited! The cake is chocolate mud cake with cookies and cream filling. The frosting is cream cheese frosting. I may try a new recipe; I had such a hard time getting this one smooth!! But at least it was delicious... The plaques on the side are made from melting candy wafers. The "candles" are shish kabob sticks I covered in melting chocolate/wafers and stuck in the cake so I could keep the top layer from sliding off (the party was outside and I didn't want my whipped cream melting and sliding around!).