Pick up bits and pieces for making the cake over the course of the month... spending over $100 just on "stuff". For me this meant buying icing, a rolling pin, a rolling mat, palette knives, an icing smoother, cake board. Luckily I already had bowls, a mixer and a few bottles of wine in the cupboard.
Step 1: Get started with the fiddly bits
Step 2: The cake!
Look at the sheet cake and wonder how you will cut all the pieces out, use wax paper to make templates (make sure you have right side up and wrong side up layers so you have a flat surface on the bottom of your bottom layer and top of your top layer) and then cut with a sharp knife! Put all the cut off pieces of cake in a bowl to snack on.