Oh my gosh, this cake takes time, effort and energy, but the results are WELL worth it and it is actually easier than it looks. This is a beautiful cake and everyone RAVES over it. You can make the cake layers ahead of time and freeze them for up to a month (thaw them at room tem before assembling the cake). The meringues can be baked a day ahead of time and store in tins. The cream cheese filling can be prepared a day ahead of time and refrigerated.