This would be my second attempt. The first draft and all of it's layers ended up in the trash around 11pm. After a small pity party for myself, I started again. I took the new cakes out of the oven around 1am. When I got up extra early this morning I started this masterpiece. Actually, I am pretty proud of it. It was clearly too hard of a cake design for a novice to accomplish--but Gracie was impressed, and that's all that really matters.