The top layer looks lopsided in this picture, but I promise it was completely level (I checked with a level before I added the buttercream icing). I guess maybe the icing itself is heavier on one side, making it look like that. Anyway, it was my first (and probably only) attempt ever at this type of cake. A lot of time and frustration went into it, and it almost went into the trash a few times! I never said I have a lot of patience.