I 've been planning to update this thread in case anyone did a search.
I tried the recipe and it baked beautifully. I did add a little more water than the recipe calls for but I'm at high altitude. I just finished a cake for a competition with it so I'll post pictures of the completed cake next week but there's some pictures of them pre-decoration here:
Also, I wouldn't recommend using it for carving. I had to trim a couple and they were extremely hard to do. I came pretty close to cutting myself. Otherwise, they worked out perfectly and I would most definitely use the recipe again if needed.
bobwonderbuns, thanks again for finding and posting that!