Oh geez. Once I submitted then the picture came up !
Ok so the problem: my cakes seems to settle overnight and shrink in height.( the cake picture is a cake that started out about 5.5 inches and lost almost an inch!) it happens with both my fondant and/or butter cream cakes.
I bake a very buttery cake, freeze wrapped warm. I thaw about an hour and stack, fill and trim.
then it goes in the refrigerator for about an hour with a weight on top to settle.
next I crumb coat...