Yep, I did it. The cake was presentable, and even, and the little leftover cook's treats were yummy. There was a ton of frosting left over, I forgot this recipe makes a 'generous' amount of frosting. But I'm sure I'll find something else to slather it all over. While the cats were bugging for treats I lost count adding the icing sugar (2 pounds!) and there may be a cup less in there than the recipe called for, but it tastes just as good, maybe better because it isnt too sweet. So the cake has already left the house today, I'll see how it turned out tonight.
Oh, and as you can see, Luther can't resist anything I'm paying attention to. While trying to get pics of the finished product I saw little paws reach into view and snapped this pic.