I made this cake for my mom who was having a retirement/bon voage party. She moved to Florida and so I got some ideas from other CCers around palm trees and the like. It actually looked much better than this, but unfortunately the dumb men who carried the cake from the car to the venue, mishandled it, and it actually began to crack on the bottom layer:(. We had to turn it to the back and make some quick adjustments so the guest wouldn't notice. I knew I should have taken it in myself, lesson learned!