All that worrying about frostings and fillings and cake decorating? All that time spent reading every buttercream recipe on Epicurious, tastespotting, et al? MOOT!
The dang cake ripped in half as I removed it from the pan. I cried a little bit.
Then, having neither the time nor mental fortitude to attempt another cake, I rushed to Publix to order this:
Chocolate with chocolate pudding filling (just like Mom was going to make!)
Cross another thing off the to-do list.