Not bad for the first time! I learned to make them a little smaller & that I need a larger star tip to make the perfect cupcake swirl. Deciding to just have fun and make fun designs with what we had was perfect for a birthday party. The candles are absolutely fantastic! I love the height of them. If the stand looks familiar it's because it's from my wedding. I just removed three tiers for a much smaller gathering. Children's Church got a fun surprise as I still had several extra cupcakes!