This cake took my soul. It took sooo long to make it and seemed like everything went wrong. Originally, it was 3 tiers, but at 3am the night before, when I went to stack them, even with the dowels and cardboard, the bottom collapsed. I hyperventilated. It was such a traumatic experience for me that I haven't made a cake since. Now, we are undergoing a kitchen remodel and don't have a stove, so even if I wanted to, I couldn't. My brother is getting married this year and he has asked me to make cupcakes. I feel like cupcakes are easier, more forgiving and if all goes wrong, you won't feel bad scrapping it...so hopefully they turn out well.