As my entry into the Cake Contest, I decided to document the cake that I made for a family get-together in early spring.
Step 1: Assemble your cake.
Since I use my own recipes (which I prefer not to share since they take a lot of work to perfect), this instructable will just follow the decoration process.
Here you can see that I am using 4, 9" round cakes, 2 chocolate and 2 white for alternating colours. I'm also using a batch of lemon buttercream frosting, and a tub of Betty Crocker frosting for decorating (it's cheating, but I'm not exactly getting paid for this cake).