Coolest Money Cake

I made this homemade money cake for a graduate with an economics degree. I made 7 bundles of money but you can make as many bundles as you wish.

Step 1 – Order edible photo copies of $100 bills. I used tastyfotoart.com. They came 3 to a sheet, so I ordered 3 sheets and had 2 extras. Allow a few days for shipping.

Step 2 – Bake three 9×13 sheet cakes. Allow to cool.

Step 3 – Slice off top of cakes to make even layers. Trimming away sides, cut rectangles the same size as one $100 bill (3 rectangles per sheet cake).

Step 4 – Crumb coat each rectangle with buttercream icing and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours (I refrigerate overnight).

Step 5 – I used pre-made fondant and colored 3/4 package light green. Cover each rectangle with green fondant.

Step 6 – Using corn syrup and a small brush, put a few spots of syrup on top of each bundle and “glue” a $100 bill to the top of each.

Step 7 – Using an edible ink black marker, draw horizontal lines on all four sides of each bundles to resemble multiple sheets of money.

Step 8 – Color remaining 1/4 package of fondant light tan. Make “rubber bands” 1 inch wide and long enough to drape across middle of bundle and down both sides. Tack with a small brush and water.

Step 9 – Using a large spatula, carefully place four bundles on a cake board. Stack two bundles on top of the four, making sure there is cake under each bundle to support it. Place one bundle on top. See picture for bundle placement.

15 thoughts on “Coolest Money Cake”

  1. Seriously amazing. This is really something unique. I love to see new ideas for cakes. So awesome and very well explained.

  2. Can’t seem to be able to find where to order the edible tops for the money. Help I need to get this before next Saturday.

  3. I have purchased edible decals from my local grocery store with a bakery. Take a photocopy of what you want printed in, they will scan it in and print as many copies as you need. Its not too expensive.

  4. I have to thank you for posting this tutorial so much because I was looking each and everywhere for help with this and you tutorial came on point wonderful work I hope mines comes out as great as yours and thanks for posting the price

  5. Hi I would ℓ♥√ع to know what color green you used for this cake can you please email me and let me know because I literally tried every green under the sun and cannot get that right green anyone who has done this cake can email me I’m in desperate need right now lol

  6. How did you order the money images on the tastyfotoart website? did you send them a picture of the $100 bill or did they have it prepared?

  7. Cheryl – the cake is amazing. Do you bake cakes professionally? How can I place an order, if so?
    mjlangs[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Comments are closed.