Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cash Box Grooms Cake

This cake was super fun to make, and is a great example of  how little it takes to take a plain square (OK, rectangle) cake and make something special out of it.

This groom's cake was for a concert promoter.  His life revolves around flyers and cash boxes.  But our groom is also a diabetic, so we had some dietary concerns as well.

We made the cake a cash box by simply cutting a lid line into the rectangular cake and then fashioning a lid and a latch out of modeling chocolate.  Some bills printed out on edible image paper completed the look.  And the stack of flyers (which the bride provided advertising their own wedding - how cool is that?) is actually a separate, sugar-free cake just for the groom.

I make one heckuva cake, but when you start taking out gluten, or sugar, or other key ingredients, I lose my way quickly.  That's when I turn to mixes.  I noticed a few months ago that Duncan Hines now has a sugar free chocolate cake mix and I used it on this cake.  I must say that I was quite impressed with the flavor and texture.


  1. Stunning!! The details are amazing. I recently had someone ask me also for sugar free cupcakes I was thinking of maybe just replacing the normal sugar with Splenda, but if there's a mix why bother lol :D. Thanks for sharing the info.


  2. @Cupcations - I have tried using Splenda before, and my cake came out fairly tasty, but flat as a pancake!

    @SweetColours - Thank you!

  3. What a fun idea for a cake - love it when clients ask for these! We don't have that Duncan Hines cake here in Canada - but good to know it exists.

  4. This turned out awesome, I did not know DH had a sugar free cake, good to know!

  5. BTW our cakes almost look identical today! LOL!

  6. @Cakerator - I noticed that, Maria! Great minds think alike, huh?

  7. That is a darling cake! Great job! And I lose my way too when you start taking out the building block ingredients....that's scary!


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