Okay, well, I just finished "the cake". My co-worker, Brenda, had me enlisted to do this cake since fall of last year. I have to admit, I was dreading it too. It wasn't too awful, but I'm still disappointed. The picture looked much better. :( I was excited in the beginning, as I was trimming the cakes. They looked much better before I iced them. Too bad! Oh well, here's the before cake.
...and here's the after. Of course there are a total of three cakes here. It looks sloppy to me and not perfectly symmetrical. I just wish the history book had been a little thicker, it looks weird- the lines are all over the place. Anyhoos, I did what I could, and it looks okay I think. The next time I make a cake like this (if I ever do), I'll be sure to change a few things.
I bet it tastes good, though. It's chocolate (of course) with a vanilla cream filling. Yummy!