It seemed complicated, but luckily my mother loves to bake and was completely up for the challenge.
The original recipe came from Rosie over at sweetapolita.com. She did a fantastic job explaining the cake and mom followed the recipe perfectly.
The night of my birthday I came home delighted to see this cake waiting for me. I was so excited, I almost didn't want to eat dinner!
It may have not looked completely like the picture, but it didn't matter. It tasted fantastic! You can get the recipe here.
So I can't take any credit for ACTUALLY making this cake.... but it was my idea to attempt it :) and I highly recommend it.