I made this cake for the dad of one of my son's kindy friends. He (the Dad of course) is a big beer drinker and his wife asked for a cake shaped like a glass of beer. I must admit I wasn't overly happy with the shape, I would have liked it a bit more tapered in at the bottom, but I was worried that the whole thing was going to start looking more like the leaning tower of pisa.
It is 3 x 7" cakes, but the bottom board is a 6", and the whole thing stood around 30cm tall.
The white icing at the top is meringue (my favourite).