I actually made this Homemade Piggy Bank Cake for a financial planning class that I am taking. I used a regular devil’s food cake mix and buttercream icing. I also added cherry pie filling in the center.
I used the Wilton ball shaped cake pan. When it was completely cooled and iced I covered it in pink fondant. The ears are triangles cut out of fondant, the tail was a curly cue made of fondant, the nose was oval shaped with nose and mouth markings in it, and the eyes were obviously circles cut out of white and brown. I didn’t have black food coloring on hand so I just used brown.
The chocolate gold covered coins I purchased at Mally’s Chocolates.
Overall this cake was pretty quick and easy to make. The photos are pretty poor quality but I think you get the idea.