This was a last-minute cake and it started with a few hiccups. The first cake slipped out of the pan and crumbled all over the table. It ended up in the garbage and I started again. The second cake came out wonderful. It wasn't as high as I hoped it would be, but it was much better than the first cake. The client requested a SpongeBob SquarePants cake with beads around the sides. I really loved the way this cake came out. The cake was vanilla and I iced and decorated the whole thing in vanilla buttercream, even the sides.