This is an 8" square cake for the bottom tier and a 6" square tier for the top.
The bottom tier is a Chocolate Pound Cake. It is made up of 3 layers with chocolate buttercream frosting in between each layer. The outer layer of frosting is vanilla buttercream frosting so that it wouldn't show through the white fondant. I used a pound cake due to the height and to give it extra stability. I had never made a chocolate pound cake before, but I have to say....it was DELICIOUS!!
The top layer is Devil's Food Cake (3 layers) with the same frosting as the bottom tier.
Both tiers were 4 inches tall.
This is a picture of the top tier with the cake topper. I made this topper based on the photograph I had been given. At first, I wasn't sure how I was going to make this, but did some research on jewelry with wire/beads. This topper consists of 3 wire/bead "flowers" that I arranged and wired together. I also added some wire strings with beads.
I learned quite a bit making this topper and it was definitely a fun experience. I guess I can add this form of artwork to my resume as well now.
I also got to make royal icing for the first time with this cake. This is what I made the black dots out of. First, I made measurements and marked the cake with an edible pen writer where the dots needed to be. Then I just went back and added the dots with the royal icing. They turned out really well.