I'm going to attempt to make my DP's 40th birthday cake on the weekend.
I want the cake to be of a mag cover (which I designed). The original plan was to order an A3 sized edible image and have a cake maker make the cake and add the topper.
I have been quoted $180 for this (red velvet), plus $35 for the topper.
I am now considering doing it myself. I've been told $180 is cheap but money's tight, and DF would probably flip if he knew I spent that much on his cake (that could go towards food! lol).
I've come across the Bakel's red velvet cake mix and was wondering if anyone has tried it?
I'm not the most experienced baker so I'm looking for any shortcuts and easy options.
I'm also considering buying a cheap frozen generic pre-made sheet cake but I'm not sure how nice it'd taste.
Any other hints or tips on how to add the topper to the cake etc would be much appreciated.