Okay, so recently I asked for some help with a beaver cake (as my co-worker is as busy as one) but it didn't net much in the way of replies. Not a commonly done cake!
So I have scrapped that idea and am now asking for help in making a cake with stacks on dollar bills. I recently ordered several (9 I believe) edible $100 dollar bills from Tasty FotoArt. Searching "money cake" on this site, I have seen several examples of what I am trying to do.
If anyone has done such a cake, I would love to hear how you did it!
I am thus far guessing I will bake two 9x13" cakes which will be cut into the size of the edible art (whenever that arrives). Not sure if it is exactly life-size or not. Anyways, I have difficulty with fondant, so I was hoping to ice the cut cake with buttercream as smoothly as possible. I was considering maybe freezing a bit to stiffen the buttercream. I am not sure how to put the "lines" in the sides of the cake to represent individual bills...but I think there are tools for that. Then perhaps I could "paint" those lines with a bit of food coloring or perhaps with an edible ink marker. Still unsure of how to tint the buttercream to most closely approximate a dollar bill...any thoughts?
I have considered making fondant "wraps" as you would use to hold a stack of bills together. We'll see...again not too good with fondant here. Maybe a thin piece to approximate a rubber band?
Any tips are appreciated! It is an important cake and I want to do well!
Thanks in advance for any thougths, pictures, links to videos, etc!