Not sure if anyone is still with me as my health issues keep me at a minimum crafting level. I try and try to keep crafts in my life and do manage to get into the craftspace here and there. I must say the space is a mess and I say everyday I am getting in there to clean up and organize. Well, that just never happens! My general health is not great and the month of February was not kind to me. I ended up in the hospital twice. The first time for four days and the second time for six days. Amazing how the Doctors and Nurses can bring you back to life. Okay enough of the cancer drag and onto the thousand dollars. A friend at work son is getting married. Yeah, I so love a happy occasion. My friend Cindy asked if I ever made a money cake as she wanted to give them one at the bridal shower. I told her "No, only diaper cakes". After a bit of research I thought the money cake looked like an easy and fun project. I must say I was a tad nervous when I fell ill as I had $1,000.00 of Cindy's money in my house. It all worked out as I worked on it a little at a time over the course of 2 weeks or so. I think I spent about 3 hours total time on the assembly of the cake and the project got me out of my sick bed and into the craftspace (A huge thanks to Cindy). So let me start by saying I had to put my own spin on the cake. I started with figuring out the money. I use my CraftArtist2 software to create the 3 tiers of the cakebase (which are 10", 8", and 6") I then created 3/4 inch circles to go around the base circle placing them in a format of bills that added up to $1,000.00 dollars. This template was great as my friend could clearly see the bills she needed to get from the bank. My research showed that most people roll the bill and secure them with small rubber bands. Not me as usual because I wanted all the rolled bills to be the same size. I had an idea to create 3/4"X1/2" tubes out of the candy bags I use for Hershey nugget crafts and it worked like a charm. I simply used my wood burning tool to divide and seal the bag and then cut that strip into 1/2 " lengths with a pair of scissors. Worked great and all the rolls were the same size. If you look close in this picture you can see them centered on the bill.