Lots of pans filled with LOTS of batter.
Waiting for the precious babies to cool down.
Putting a little bit of icing on the board underneath the cake helps it stick.
The bottom layer mounded with icing. Half that icing gets scraped off, but I find it easier to be generous in the beginning and take off as I go.
See. Slathered on, and not beautiful. It perfectly fine.
See how I ended up with space in between the icing and the layers, I should have used more.
This cake was heavy so supports were mandatory. Each layer had four supports, and on top of those supports I put another cardboard base to start the next level.
Notice how you can see the cardboard. I just gobbed on more icing and it vanished. Poof.
Note: I made this recipe 4 times.
Note: I had to make this recipe 5 times in order to cover the whole cake.