This particular cake pan is awesome. Like the greater majority of Wilton's products. There are so many ways to decorate, explore and experiment with this cake pan. The cake pan is sturdy and durable. I am unsure as to whether or not it is stick free because I always use pan spray and flour. The cake itself should be cooled thoroughly prior to putting together. I often use a layer of melted Hershey's chocolate between the 2 cakes to make them easier to work with and to ensure they don't break off, fall apart or crumble. Working with it is a bit on the tricky side. The awkward shape is a bit difficult to frost. The really cool part about it is that you can use 2 completely different flavors of cake to spice things up a little bit. This cake pan holds so many cool and creative designs to discover. I did put the pan in the dish washer once and there was no damage but no matter what I tried, it didn't come out as clean as the other dishes so I would suggest that it be hand washed. You can also get some cool ideas about decorating by using Google images.