I DID IT! I made my daughter's cake. I was very pleased with the outcome.
I made a white, almond flavoured cake with raspberry and buttercream filling, and I covered the cake in marshmellow fondant. I had so many compliments on the cake. My family couldn't believe I made it myself, AND! they thought it was DELICIOUS which is really the most important thing. It was worth the hard work. ...I did come across some obstacles though. The Cake Boss really makes decorating cakes look easy! lol. I struggled with the fondant a lot! But in the end I figured it all out and it worked out great.