This is our second Alabama "A" cake. However, you can clearly notice the difference between this cake and our first attempt. We're very pleased with the outcome. We used a different technique on the houndstooth, which shaved a bit of time off the decorating. Like our first Alabama cake, we used homemade fondant, crimson and white vanilla buttercream, and vanilla cake which ultimately served 25 people. We hope this cake is a "touchdown" for Hunter's birthday!