These are the cakes for the top layer in the oven...
We had lots of issues with this buttercream...but it looked pretty!
I want the cake to have a basketweave pattern...here is our first attempt at actually doing it...not nearly as hard as we thought. It would have been even better with firmer icing!
Here is the final product! Definitely a much more successful attempt than we expected! Our next attempt will mostly focus on the frosting (it was really runny and didn't have enough flavor), but we are pretty impressed!