For those interested in the process...I baked four 9in square cakes, and four 7in square cakes. I then cut a little triangle from wax paper to use as a guide for cutting the edges off (so they'd all be the same angle and stuff), making it slightly octagonal, or something like that. I did the same to the top layer, but I cut it down to 6x6 and then did the edges.
|Covering the bottom, the top one is in the background there, waiting for it's crumb coat, and the fondant|
|Top tier, covered!|
|Planning it out!|
|Wow. It looks pretty good!|
|Some of the details a little closer up!|
I might have to say this is the best cake I have made so far in my little cake making journey.