Well, That Was Good

I’m sure there’s a pro trick to getting the coconut put on the sides of a cake but this was just a brute force attack.  The top was easy – I ended up just pressing it on the sides with my fingers.  What doesn’t stick falls off and can be gathered for a new attempt.
The cake was good but it would have been good without the changes to the recipe. No idea how to compare with a “stock” cake without actually making one as a control.