The cake turned out absolutely beautiful!!! You should be very proud of yourself. I love the maple leaves on the side...great touch. I am sure everyone was as impressed as we all are Can't wait to hear everyone's reactions.
I use only boxed cake mixes and doctor it up with jello powder. I get a unique flavour (and colour). I then team up the filling with the cake flavour. I have have been told that you can't tell its's from a box.