This cake is 18 single layers of cake, took about 12 hours to bake in my home. about 5 batches of frosting in the kitchen aid. about 3 hours of set up. the wreath around the fountain was beautiful, but hard to see in this picture. This is the biggest cake I have ever made. I am self taught at decorating and encourage others to keep trying if you are just starting out. This is a lot of fun, if you can handle the responsibility. the complements are the biggest reward and last forever. to bad the cake doesn't.