When your only source for ingredients has no marshmallows (and fondant is therefore impossible), and you’re far too sleep-deprived to have enough patience to get the buttercream acceptably smooth…cover that sucker in scrollwork.
This cake was not nearly as nice on the inside as it was on the outside. I was trying out a gluten-free cake mix. It made my kitchen smell like beans while it was baking. The kids still ate it - by picking up their slices and eating them like sandwiches or something. To say the cake was firm would be a gross understatement.
I have a fairly extensive stock of gluten-free baking ingredients hoarded away in my pantry (just in case a customer ever needs a gluten-free cake) - but this one was such a disaster that I’m afraid to try any other recipes. It’s such a pain to clean up the kitchen after baking, that I don’t want to go through all that for another sub-par cake.