this cake is actually surprisingly delicious. it is very filled with things, i would not, however, use it as a wedding cake. i switched a few of the ingredients to make it a little less fanciful and used it as a party dessert. thanks, it was a hit! i even had a little history to go with it!
Interesting fact: in "olden days" the British and then the Colonials used sweet butter as the frosting for their wedding cakes. Wealthy families could afford the extraordinary price of sugar and were the only ones to regularly sprinkle the butter with a veil of sugar.