Was bought this item as a present. On first receiving I was very please as appears well made and sturdy. However, as it is called a cupcake case you would expect to be able to store 24 cupcakes in it. If buttercream iced this is not the case as there is not enough space between the two layers. If you are only baking fairy cakes (much smaller than a true cupcake) you will probably be okay. From my point of view this holder will only ever be good for 12 cakes - very disappointing!