I have a question about my experience with this cake. I do this as a hobby for friends. I took this cake to the place where the party was. I was embarrassed when I left. I hope I can explain this right so I can get some help. I used Sharon's recipe. Except used Crisco. Got a pretty smooth icing. When I got it out in natural light it was real off white. Not as smooth as I would have liked. Every flaw showed. Even some chocolate cake showed through. Just barely. When I stacked the cake it messed up the icing more than I would have liked. Wish I could explain better but the light in my kitchen hid a lot of the flaws. The flower and the petals were great. Any help? Thought about going back to hi ratio but it is probable be done away soon. Would love some advice.