Lovely, Lovely Cake! It turned out great! The roses are so delicate and I love the way you’ve formed them!
Like everyone else, I couldn’t tell the top layer wasn’t level. I, too, avoid writing on cakes like the plague. I’ve resorted to painstakingly cutting out stencils to “dust” writing on the cake. I will often make up elaborate schemes to write on the cake so it turns out….my most recent escapade was making a candied lake (I used Bo Friberg’s recipe for candy panels) and then put a printout of Happy Birthday underneath it. Because the candy is transparent, I could pipe directly onto the “lake” and then set it (with the writing) on the cake. A lot of work, but much nicer than any freehand writing I can do!!
I’d say you should do more last minute requests if this is the result!:)