This one I did two of; it was my first character cake and I tried it with store bought icing to see which was better. The one that didn't turn out so well I made on her birthday and the better one I made with real buttercream icing (not the Wilton recipe) for her party with family and friends we had on the weekend. September 2008. I must say I stopped using store bought icing after that, if I recall. I guessed as to where the raised portions of the cake were. Considering most of it stuck in the pan again. Ahhh, thank god for cake release.