We made a St. Patrick’s Day Cake!
Growing up in the 80’s, money cakes were a regular birthday occurrence for Margie and I. We both have such wonderful memories of cabbage patch themed cakes with real soothers in them, and so many quarters wrapped in tinfoil baked throughout just waiting for us to find them. It’s seriously such a nostalgic thing for us, but we have never attempted to make our own. Until now with this St. Patrick’s Day Cake! We honestly couldn’t think of a better reason for our first attempt at baking money into a cake than St. Patrick’s Day.
We decided to use loonies instead of quarters because…inflation, but I wasn’t on the ball enough to make sure I had enough loonies around to actually execute this idea. Thank goodness for my daughters piggy bank! She has an insane amount of change in it and even though she doesn’t know it, she saved the day. (Lets keep that between us.) I promise to return all $10 I borrowed after this delicious cake is consumed.
I made sure to wash the coins thoroughly in disinfectant dish soap before wrapping them securely in tin foil. Once the cake pans were filled, I just randomly dropped the money in the batter knowing that the weight would make them all sink to the bottom, but that’s no problem at all because once the cakes are stacked, they’ll all be in a great place.
Make sure you use parchment paper in the bottom of your pans, even if the recipe doesn’t call for it. The coins would make it potentially difficult to get the cakes out of the pan without the help of the parchment you can just peel away.
Once the cakes are baked, cooled and ready to decorate, we recommend going as crazy as you want with the decorations. When we brainstormed initially about how to execute this cake, rock candy was not on our radar, but it’s so much better with that addition! It’s like our shamrock cake topper is exploding form a multi coloured St. Patrick’s Day cluster of rock crystals. And then our End of The Rainbow Sprinkles of course. We seriously had so much fun filming this decorating process, and we are so happy to share the final result with you! Check our our video to see exactly how we decorated this lucky little cake.
We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
Love and Sprinkles,