Putting the cake togetherStep 1: On the turntable, add a little bit of icing in the middle to help the cake stick to the turn table.
Step 2: Place the first layer of cake in the center of the turntable.
Step 3: Layer enough icing on top of the first layer so that all of the top of the cake is covered.
Step 4: Add the second layer on top of the first and repeat the process.
Step 5: Once all of the layers are added, top the cake with the remainder of icing.
Step 6: Leaving the bulk of the icing on top, use the icing spatula to spread the icing evenly and to add a thin layer of icing along the sides. Run the edge of the icing spatula around the edge of the cake to get a semi-naked rustic look.
Step 7: Top the cake with chopped pecans and serve.