How Would I Do A Money Cake With Real Money???

Decorating By marion123 Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 5:09pm by feliciangel

marion123 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:14pm
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Hello Everyone

My 12 year old twin newphew & niece's bday is coming up & I was going to make their cake.. I wanted to make sometype of "money cake" with real money..
I could do the same cake as this and instead of the "faces", I could dollar bills in place of it..
Does anyone have any idea's on how I could do this or do they have a different idea for a money cake that I couyld do?

Thank you so much for you help and idea's..

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Texas_Rose Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:19pm
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You'd have to find some way to make sure the money didn't touch the cake. Money has lots of germs on it.

KoryAK Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:23pm
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You could find a money pic online and make edible images with that

marion123 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:31pm
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I've been looking on line and i think I found it.. I'm going to make a cake that is the monopoly board game and under neath the cake board, I'm going to put under the cake board, real money along with the play money and the rent cards..
Does that sound like a good plan??

KHalstead Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:34pm
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hey could you make me one of those cakes for my birthday too?? I would love to get a cake with a stash of money under it LOL

beachcakes Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:36pm
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I used an edible image that I had googled for the money on this cake:

marion123 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:45pm
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what a great cake!! I love how the guy is passed out!!!!

Thanks for all of your help.. I wanted to do something more than just give them gift cards, so I thought this would be really cute!! I'll take pictures..

It's hard to find something that they both like,, They are your typical pre - teenagers ,plus they are twins and my sister just wanted one cake, not two, so I think this is going to be a perfect balance, plus I'll give them the real game since I have to buy it to use the fake money and rent cards!!

282513 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 8:56pm
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What about if you laminated real money? You could laminate them and then cut them individualy and place them under the cake. (or wherever you decide) Please post a picture when you are done!

jennifer7777 Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:03pm
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Here is a cake that I saved to my favorites...
It was done by VACakelady on here. Sorry, I don't know how to post the link of the picture. In the description, she said that the money was million dollar bills that she ordered online.

grama_j Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:20pm
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Oh, Jennifer, I just LOVE that cake ! GOOD JOB!

Atomikjen Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 9:25pm
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could you take money scan it and change the faces to be your niece and nephew and print out a bunch?

I think as long as it's obviously fake you should be in the clear and won't have police knocking down your door. icon_wink.gif

if you can do an edible image though that might be your best bet. OR you could scatter real money on a board and take the plastic you can put over your windows and "shrink" wrap the money under the cake so no cake touches the money.

good luck!

Zooie Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:00am
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The thought popped into my head to get some dollar coins, wash and boil them and use those. icon_lol.gif I don't know that it would still be sanitary enough though, lol. Hmm...that's a toughie...

varika Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:12am
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Zooie, sanitary or not, those coins have a metallic aftertaste that would get all over the food.

imakecakes Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:13am
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I love the Monolpoly game idea with the money under the cake board! I can't wait to see it!

Thought I'd show my " bags" cake I made for my son for anyone who is searching in the future...¤t=Sculptured-3DMoneyBags.jpg

lizamlin Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:23am
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Perhaps roll up bills in thin cone fashiona nd place in wilton flower inseter thingies (the same inserts you use to put real flowers in a ckae) ??

jennifer7777 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:13am
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Originally Posted by grama_j

Oh, Jennifer, I just LOVE that cake ! GOOD JOB!

I wish I could take credit for this cake, but VACakelady did it! It's really neat, huh?! I just want to make sure she gets proper credit. I couldn't figure out how to put the link to the pic, so I just copied it into the thread.

Zooie Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by varika

Zooie, sanitary or not, those coins have a metallic aftertaste that would get all over the food.

Sorry, I meant her question was a toughie. My thought was just a random one meant to help get other thoughts going. The sanitary issue alone would keep me from ever trying it, though the metallic after taste was a good point to bring up.

Aliwis000 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by 282513

What about if you laminated real money? You could laminate them and then cut them individualy and place them under the cake. (or wherever you decide) Please post a picture when you are done!

I dont think you can really do this, well you can of course if you can find someone to laminate it, but you are defacing US currency, a no no. And once you laminate it the money has no value I think, though I would have to check that out, its been a while.

There are TONS of laws about what you can/cannot do with money. So becareful with ediable images and such because you have to watch the sizes. Ex. At my moms copy shop we do not copy money, no matter what just to be safe, but the rules are to copy money you ahve to have it in certian sizes, nothing even close to the real thing.

The cake sounds like such a cool idea though and I cant wait to see it done!


marion123 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:24pm
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Hi Everyone

Thanks for all of the great replies.. Their party is the weekend of Aug 16, so I'll take a picture of the cake for you.. I'm going to Michael's this week to get my supplies for it!!!!!!!!

Have a great day!!

MsMitchell Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:33pm
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How about using real money and using wire and make it curly or something, where its not touching the cake!!

Laura102777 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:36pm
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I like the idea about putting the money on the cake board and then covering it with cellophane or something to protect the cake from it. I would definitely get fresh dollar bills from the bank, too.

I know the Monopoly idea will be really cute, too. I can't wait to see it.

mrsw Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:48pm
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Just be careful putting money on the board and covering it with just clear cellophane, it could get ripped with the cutting knife. What about having a glass bowl between layers filled with cash? or even one of those puzzles you have to solve to get the money out capsules filled with rolled up $$$. Do post pictures on whatever you decide. Sounds like fun.

feliciangel Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:09pm
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I don't know if this might help but search moneygami, if you have the patients you could fold the money in to some cool stuff and use it as a cake topper or flowers for you tree idea. Here a link to one site I found, maybe you could find one like a game piece for the monopoly board....hope I made sense...HTH

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