Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Product Review & Giveaway - The Money Cake System

Too many months ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Ellie Gallegos-Lee via e-mail.  She is the owner and creator of the Money Cake system.  I had initially asked to use one of her images on one of my postings for The Pink Book.  She was so nice and we exchanged several e-mails which resulted in her sending me one of her Money Cake systems absolutely free.  I felt honored, and I told her I would review her product and blog about it so all you decorators would know more about her product.  Again, that was too many months ago.  2011, however, is a new year!

IF you have ever wanted to surprise someone by hiding something, like money, inside a cake, then the Money Cake is the product for you.  At its simplest, The Money Cake consists of an 11.5" plastic cake stand with a hollow base, and a "feeder" tube with a roll of plastic sheeting to deliver the surprise.

The plastic sheeting makes it easy to insert dollar bills and  there are several different sizes of spouts (1.5, 2.5, and 3 inches).  Just set your cake on the cake plate and use a knife to clear out the hole for the feeding spout.  Insert the proper sized spout into the cake from the bottom of the cake plate and feed the "goodie" sheet up through the cake once it has been iced and decorated.

I don't do so many birthday cakes anymore, and when I do, they're generally larger (2 tiers or more) so I have not found an occasion to use The Money Cake.  I do like the design of the stand, it appears to be made very solidly and is quite stylish.  My cake layers are larger than the average layer (around 5 inches) and this is the only problem I can find with the Money Cake - it just wouldn't work on my cakes without me doing some reworking of the layers.

And now for the good part! I am going to pass on the Money Cake system to one of my readers!  Leave a comment on this post stating how you could use this system and a way to contact you.  One entry per person, and entries will be accepted from now until Friday, January 28th at 5:00pm EST.  From all entries a winner will be selected randomly.  Good Luck!

UPDATE: This Giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Alev on winning the Money Cake!


  1. Oh my gosh, what a cute idea! I'm raising money for the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure (http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2010/TampaBayEvent2011?px=5663465&pg=personal&fr_id=1630)...this would be AWESOME at a cake auction...you never know how much money will be inside!!!

  2. Interesting concept!
    While I have a cake business, I imagine using this more for family & friends at their birthdays, etc.!
    Patti Cummings

  3. Money AND cake??? This would be a great raffle prize at my cake club's upcoming show.
    Chris Wingler

  4. What a fun gadget! Would love to add it to what I could offer.

  5. I love it. I have home cake business and I never won a giveaway before. Maybe this time :)

  6. What a great idea!! I've never heard of this before.

  7. Wow Great idea.I would luv to get one of these :)

  8. That is so awesome!! Good concept.. I would definitely use it for a family member's birthday!! Thanks for having the giveaway! My email is tabbie389 @ gmail dot com..

  9. Oh this is perfect! I make a lot of small cakes for my nieces and nephews and they would go nuts to find a little extra surprise in their cakes. my email is m-ambar@hotmail.com
    Hope I win!


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