We had a nice little party for Lily yesterday. I have to say she is the neatest cake eater I have ever seen. I was hoping for a nice mess. I had fun making her cake, I'm not sure exactly how long it took to make the cake but I would guess close to 20hrs. It was neat to sculpt the Lily's and bows with the fondant. You have to work fast with it as it dries out quickly.