IT IS DONE!!!
I have made a summary of the cakes with links to the recipe, pictures and summary.
Definitely Make Again
Again, all of the original recipes are from the Martha Stewart website (http://www.marthastewart.com/274212/layer-cake-recipes/@center/276954/great-cake-recipes). This was a great resource to read reviewers and their successful tactics.
I've learned a lot and tasted a lot of cake! I hope you enjoy this and am looking for a new experiment. If you have ideas, let me know! Good luck and let them eat cake!