This was a birthday cake for my son who LOVE"S popcorn. The cake is a mix of flavors and consist of four 8x3 layers and a dome top layer. I would use cardbord rounds between layers next time and do stacked construction. I did dowel the whole thing but I think it would have been better with the rounds in there. The frosting is really heavy. Everything is covered in buttercream. The "popcorn" was made by covering the top of the cake with balls made with a 12 tip. Then I went back over them with I think it was a 79 it looks like a smile. Then using a 2 I added in the "Kernals" in a brownish yellow.