This sounds great! You say you filled two 8" cakes, how many layers of filling in each cake?
I did 2 layers of filling per 8" cake.
Sounds great...should the cakes be refrigerated?
I didn't refrigerate mine, it stayed out after it was completely decorated and was eaten within 3 days, no problem with anyone getting sick and it still tasted great. HTH!
Did you need to remove any of the bigger seeds?