I stacked and trimmed all the layers so I had flat sides.
I sprinkled each layer with vanilla simple syrup.
I filled between layers with the Bailey's chocolate mocha butter cream (which is yummy).
I did not use the icing tip, just slathered it on top then sides. I found that to be easier.
Initial smoothing with a bench scraper, removing excess icing.
Smoothing with wax paper for a smooth and even surface. At this point it looked almost professional
Decorating. Practice with shell border, piping lines, leave tip, open star, closed star.
|I like the fringe effect from jamming the stars together|