Here is a picture of what the cake is supposed to look like:
This is what my cake started off as. Basically it's a layer of gingerbread cake with a silky chocolate ganache, then you top it off with toffee chips and do that 3 times then the icing is a whipped cream with ginger infusion.
I followed all the directions to the letter but alas when I tried to put my second layer on it fell apart.
Did I mention that this cake takes NINE hours to make!!! Yea, I was furious that all my work ended in a hot mess. In the end I had to salvage it I just threw it in a large bowl poured the whipped cream topping on it, and made a "sort of" trifle. It still tasted delicous but I was totally bummed.
So the lesson learned is NEVER make this cake again, and I would warn anyone else who's considering making this marathon cake to reconsider and go with something a bit easier.