This was my first tilted cake and I had nightmares about waking up the next day to find the top layer had slid right off! No problems though. But I think I will try using a dowel next time just so I can get some sleep. This was done in all BC except for the stripes which were fondant and the dots which were colored chocolate. This was for my older daughter's 7th bday and it was a big hit with everyone. Such a relief!