I had a wonderful time making this cake last night. It is one of the most simple but georgeous cakes to make for a special occasion or summertime event. The cake is very heavy, very large once it is putogether with 3 layers. I also want to mention that although cakes are fattening to begin with, this one is off the chart with butter & sugar calories. The icing is absolutely light & fluffy but also loaded with calories as it contains an entire cup of butter.