In the pictures this cake looks like it is a normal size, however, don't let it fool you. This was a really big cake. It was over 15 inches across and just barely fit on my largest cake board (the shell border around the bottom is not completely on the board in 2 or 3 places). I thought that covering a star shaped cake in fondant would be difficult, but it was so much easier that covering a round cake! Well happy fourth of July and thank you for providing me with the opportunity to do something new Liz!