Also known around here as "The Cake of Doom"...
I finally did it! I've been wanting to make one for ages, and my birthday was the perfect excuse. I love the gasp that I heard from everyone when I cut it open and produced the first slice.
It was quite easy to make, just a little time consuming to cook the cakes two at a time ( I only have two tins). Assembling wasn't too difficult, but my mum's kitchen floor is still covered in 100s and 1000s.
I used the recipe from over here; three times the cake mix, but only double icing. Even with thin slices most people shared with a friend; it's a huge cake. And do the crumb coat; I only did a thin one but it really makes a difference.