I wish I could say I baked this from scratch, but I was in a major rush (poor planning on my part). I baked this cake (and its earlier attempt) with a standard white cake mix. As soon as I took it out of the pan I used my cake slicer to cut off the uneven bottom of the cake and let it cool while I made frosting. I normally make my frosting using the Wilton standard recipe (half butter, half shortening, lots of confectioners sugar), but I use cinnamon oil - just a drop - instead of vanilla or almond flavoring.
I wish I had given myself about two hours more time, and in truth I did but the first cake cracked. A huge fissure through Superman's head and torso. Sad that the man of steel was so tissue like.
The cake was well received however, and that is all that matters.