These were cakes I did for my nephew's high school graduation. Each cake was a different flavor (carrot, chocolate, lemon). They were all filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting. I decided not to cover the sides and I'm glad I didn't, because the cakes were very rich and the frosting on top was enough. I made the cap, tassle and diploma of gumpaste. I saved myself a step and ordered the irises when they were on sale from Global Sugar Art. They were perfect and just what was needed to make the cakes POP!