Thanks to all who helped me with this. The cake didn't end up as clean looking as I'd have liked but I learned a ton of lessons.
My original thought was to do the top tier in white fondant. I asked if I could do this over a chocolate buttercream crumb coat. I planned on a thick layer of fondant but didn't realize how much I needed to use a crusting buttercream. There was chocolate everywhere. What a royal mess! I decided to redo it in blue which worked a bit better.
I also put the polka dots on and thought I could clean up the bottom edge with buttercream. As it turned out, there was a bigger gap than I expected between the two layers so I decided to do a ribbon to cover it. It looks terrible over the polka dots as the two layers of fondant look bumpy.
Eh, maybe I'm not so happy with this cake afterall! LOL It should taste good though. The top layer is a chocolate blackout cake with peanutbutter filling and chocolate buttercream. The bottom is a yellow cake torted to four layers with apricot and raspberry fillings.
Oh your creations is so nice
I understand what you are saying about the dots under the ribbon, but I bet *you* will be the only one who notices that.
And it sounds soooooo yummmmy Can you send me a piece of the choco/pb ??? Just e-mail it...