Matt's birthday cake is a case of what should never have been--as in, this cake should not have existed after what I put it through.
Here is a brief list of things I did wrong:
1. undercooked all three layers of cake.
2. tore two of the layers trying to get them out of pans.
3. completely finished making the frosting and even put it in the refrigerator to cool only to then spy 9 oz. of chocolate I had left out entirely.
4. didn't give frosting long enough to come to room temperature so that when I began spreading it, I further mangled the cake layers.