4 boxes of cake mix of your choice (I used chocolate on this one)
1 stick crisco
2 sticks unsalted butter
8 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 tlbs milk
Christmas Red and Burgandy wilton food coloring
2 large 12x12 cake boxes
2 large cake boards to put cake on
aluminum foil to cover cake boards
Bake 4 cakes in 9x12 pan. Place all 4 cakes on table in big square and carve out "A". I printed off an Alabama "A" on laminated it which made it a lot easier to carve out cake because I was able to trace it with knife and I can use it over and over again. Place cake on cake board and begin to icing. Cover entire cake with crimson red icing and pipe with tip #3 the white line around top and bottom of cake.
Place 2 large cake boxes together to make 1 box so cake will fit in it. You will find this is an odd shape and that is why you need to make your own box.