I made this as a birthday cake and it turned out great. It tasted wonderful and looked beautiful but only for a while. I suggest not putting the icing sugar on the cake until you are just about to serve it. It absorbs the moisture from the cake and turns a grey wet colour which isn't so attractive... I had to re-sugar it before serving as I had left it for a few hours... and re-sugar again before serving leftovers. Other than that a great recipe that I may make again!