Cake Improv

Sometimes you can wing it, and sometimes you really want to have a couple of dress rehearsals before the real thing.  My daughter Kate's wedding is coming up in August and I am honored and excited that she asked me to bake her wedding cake.  I've made a few tiered wedding cakes before (how many?  let's see...more than 5 but less than 10...), but the last time I did so was several years ago, so I