Recipe

Piggy bank cake

Piggy, the money maker! Piggy is a cute, fun birthday cake. Be sure to have lots of chocolate money left over to share around. Oink Cha-ching, oink oink!

  • 1 hr 30 mins preparation
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

Equipment
  • 9.5 centimetre round cutter
  • 30 centimetre round cake board
Cake
  • 1/2 x 460g packaged double unfilled sponge cake round (you only need 1 cake)
  • 453 gram tub strawberry frosting
  • 2 x mini jam rollettes
Decorations
  • 4 x 80g bags gold-foil covered chocolate coins
  • 1 white marshmallow
  • 1 black licorice stick
  • 1 pink mini marshmallow
  • 6 white m&m’s
  • 1 red sour strap
  • 3 centimetre piece licorice strap

Method

Piggy bank cake
  • 1
    Using cutter, cut a round from cake (cut from lower third of cake, not centre). Carefully lift out cut cake; reserve. Position larger cake piece on cake board, securing with a little frosting.
  • 2
    Fill hole in larger cake with chocolate coins, reserving 4-5 coins for decoration.
  • 3
    Carefully position reserved cake round on top of coins. Cut 1 jam rollette in half on the diagonal; using a little frosting, secure against bottom of cake for trotters.
  • 4
    Cut a 1.5cm slice from remaining jam rollette; position on cake for snout, secure with a little frosting. Cut remaining piece of jam rollette in half on the diagonal; position on cake for ears, securing with a little frosting.
  • 5
    Spread remaining frosting all over cake. Cut white marshmallow in half; position on cake, cut-side up, for eyes. Cut black licorice stick into thin rounds, secure to marshmallows for eyes. Cut mini marshmallow in half, position on snout. Position M&M’s on trotters.
  • 6
    Cut triangles from sour strap; position on ears. Cut a 1cm x 3cm oval shape from licorice strap; position on top of cake for coin slot. Position reserved coins around edge of cake.

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