First I have to thank Bashini whose navy and cameo cake inspired this cake and she was kind enough to provide some help in my trying to construct the cake. K8Memphis also had a great thread on how to put a tiered cake like this together and FioreCakes who also gave me some good advice. This is a 12/10/8/6 tier with chocolate/whipped cream filling;vanilla with Chambord cream cheese;and last two top tiers are lemon with lemon curd all made from scratch. My brand new lower double oven broke right before this and I had to make the cakes in one oven which took longer but it worked out. I still have not figured out how to get my edges crisp (and straight)- was going to try the upside down frosting method but was too tired to try it. I will have to work on that.