I finally managed to make a good cake at high altitude...and promptly dropped it on the stove.
Some of the frosting looks like cookies and cream...despite an attempt at crumb coating.
The artistic shading on the cake...came from a second batch of mismatched frosting.
Jelly beans, kitkats, and peppermint patties for decoration...because I ran out of icing to pipe with.
The verdict...perfection in his eyes!