This is the cake I've been making for, let me see, probably 25 years or so. It's always a little different depending what I have on hand. This year it is mints and licorace. The first year, though, I got the recipe and directions from a magazine. Probably Good Housekeeping or similar. It had gum drops and licorace strings and coconut and I followed the directions exactly. Now, though, the head is a little off the bow tie and I got a little hungry for cake when I was putting it together so I cut off the bottom of the ears. It's quite good, low calorie too this year. Egg whites only. Or is that low colesterol. I'll be alone for Easter this year which is a delicious luxory. I've chosen to have cake and tea with fresh strawberries and carrots and home made dill dip. Come join me.