It really wasn't meant to be sloppy, I adore my hubby. I don't know if you can tell in the pic but the buttercream I made was a little too soft so the piping lacked definition and drooped a little. Even so, it was my best attempt at writing on a cake. I've gone from writing like a three year old to a five year old, go me! I also cheated a bit and used store-bought ready-made cakes which I filled with white chocolate pudding. The cake lady at the store (or Janet, as I should probably call her) is always so nice and helpful. She puts up with all my questions and goes out of her way to teach me tricks of the trade. She even gave me the cake layers free!
And for anyone else who enjoys a spot of cake decorating; I found this wonderfully informative site called My Cake School which I signed up to and have learned tons from. This is one talented lady!