I have a cake that I need to make for the 8th of Nov, and she wants a cake that looks like a stack of hundred dollar bills or something with hundred dollar bills. I do not have an edible image printer and I can't seem to find one cheap enough to buy right now. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? I'm not sure if I'm good enough to carve everything out of gumpaste. Help!!
You could do an FBCT (look at the tutorials here).
You can use food color cartridges on a regular (new) printer, you don't need a specialized printer. There are only a few companies that have these cartridges however, so you'll have to do some research.
You could paint one by hand if you're up to it.
It is unlawful to copy money. It must not be a photocopy and must not look like a real bill.
What about a chocolate transfer??
I dont think that would be too bad, or unlawful if you made it abstract looking.
Start with your outline in a medium green, write your serial numbers, your oval, the outline of the person, the numbers, basically all of your writing in the medium green. Then just fill with a light green melted chocolate. It doesnt have to be exact, just pick out the key points and copy those, and for the ouline, just do a kind of profile.
Yell if you need more help with a CT.
You can get edible images printed at your safeway, but I doubt they'd do money for you unless you're friends or something.
Instead of using a real looking bill try finding one online that looks a little more like a cartoon and see if a grocery store can make it for you. Sometimes the cartoon stuff looks better than the "real" thing on a cake anyway!