This is my first stacked cake that I have ever used dowel rods in before. Bottom layer is a double layer 10", middle layer is double 8", and top layer is a double layer 6". Iced in all buttercream icing and the roses are all silk. I had to transport this cake to a resturant and I had to stack it and put the borders and flowers on it when I got there, I was sooo nervous with everyone watching me my hand was just a shaking, I couldnt hardly do the shell borders, LOL. It was a real big hit everyone loved it!