So we decided to try our hands at a layer cake today. We chose mocha cream for our filling.
I built a dam around the edge of stiff buttercream frosting, to hold in the mocha filling.
After making the layers, I iced the whole thing with white buttercream, and did a yellow basket weave around the sides with a rope border at the top.
Mom also did a basket weave, but topped hers with a "grass" edge.
Running out of creativity (and icing). I topped my cake as follows:
Mom trudged on and got a little bit wild (as she always does).
I think I've graduated to "Publix Cake" skill level. Impressive for one full week on the job! Still dying to play with fondant!!! Maybe that will be an upcoming post!