Money Cakes

A unique birthday idea from my family is the money cake.  Coins are wrapped in wax paper and pushed inside of the baked cake.  Each guest gets to keep whatever coins he finds in his slice of cake.  Emma really liked this idea, so she designed her own money cake.  She wanted a sheet cake that looked like a six-dollar bill, since she was turning six.  She also wanted her own portrait in the center.  Emma had her money cake, inside and out.  Most of the kids enjoyed finding money in their cake.

Morgan had other ideas.  She did not like the idea of finding money in her cake.  She helped make the rainbow cupcakes for all of the party guests who shared her aversion to finding money in their food.  Emma liked the idea of having a rainbow arranged over her money cake since that is what you find at the end of a rainbow, right?  It’s funny how many of our birthday traditions revolve around the cake.


About Tanya

I am a stay at home mom of two little girls. I love to bake and create fancy cakes. Read more about my life at and see our latest family blog

Posted on July 24, 2011, in baking and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love the money cake. I can remember my Mom making one for me. We all loved finding the money and I don’t think anyone ever swallowed a coin.

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