I must thank FB for the the opportunity to make this cake. A girlfriend I went to school with found me. She noticed that I made cakes, and ordered one for her grandson's first birthday. She wanted me to match the circus decorations that her daughter had purchased for the party. Beside those basic instructions, I had complete freedom. The top with polka dots on it, also has polka dots on the inside. The inside of the striped cake is layered, so it looks stripped as well. So fun!!! The animals are always so fun to create. There is nothing like the happiness of putting it all together.