This was my FIRST attempt at making a pancake cake and I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. This is a "miniature" version as a large cake would use a LOT of fondant. I think this is the perfect size, it's about the size of two large cupcakes stacked on top of one another. You can see delicious professional photos of these cakes on this link at: "Images By Nancy Rae's Photography. http://imagesbynancyrae.smugmug.com/. Rick the husband and Nancy his wife do faboulous work! Check them out!