First time it ever occurred to me you could recycle cakes! The top layer of the cake became the cake my son took to kindergarten the day after the “official” celebration. You only melt by the oven once – no minor detail when your kid is born in summer – and your first cake looks much more elaborate even if it clearly ain’t! Both tiers are exactly the same except obviously the size. Edible print for the first, and circus toys and pennants for the second. Rocklets for both. I used decorative straws to help secure the second cake on top of the first and then saved two to hold up the pennants on the circus themed cake.