How-To Assemble Surprise Box™ 50

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Before you start:

Confirm that you have the Surprise Box™ 50 (colors may vary), if yes, then continue below!

If you have the Surprise Box™ 25, then click here for the instructions.

1. Watch our video instructions:

*Be sure to follow the Quick Tests and Trouble-Shooting instructions below before you place your Surprise Box 50 inside your cake*

2. Hand wash all pieces with warm soapy water and dry well. Not dishwasher safe.

money cake surprise box

Let’s money roll:

This box is designed to hold up to 50 US dollar bills.  

This kit includes 2 plastic rolls with 50 pockets per roll*. Other paper items like notes, event tickets, lottery tickets, etc. may be used but thicker items will decrease the amount of pockets the box can hold. The maximum diameter of the completed roll is 1⅞” or 47mm. For best results use crisp, clean items.

*Some rolls may have more than 50 pockets. Please cut off the excess as this box is designed to hold a maximum of 50 pockets.


Gather money/paper items and place each item in a separate pocket.


Cut the roll after the last item, between the two sealed lines.

Use a pencil as a guide to start rolling the sleeves.

After tightly rolling 3 pockets around the pencil, remove the pencil and continue rolling tight and evenly until your roll is complete.


Quick Check:
Measure the diameter of your roll. Is it larger than 1 7/8” or 47mm? If yes, then re-roll tighter.

Insert roll into box. *There should be enough space to easily slide in the lid

Time to assemble:

*Without Roll Clip: Line up lid hole with end of money roll; pull end of roll through and snap on lid. Go to step 5.

1. Open the clip by applying pressure to the middle of the top with both thumbs.

2. Insert the clip into the lid hole (arrows pointing at each other).


3. Flip lid with bottom facing up.

4. Line up the slit on the lid with the end of money roll. Be sure that the direction of the roll aligns with lid’s slit.

money cake roll direction and closed clip
Line up the end of roll with the side of the lid with the clip. Unroll at least 1” or 25mm of the money roll, place onto the clip and snap the clip closed.


5. Snap the lid on the box. 

*Without Roll Clip: go to Quick Test (below). You can use tape or ribbon to attach the money roll to a cake topper, candy, or toy to pull on.  Be creative!

6. Insert topper(s) into clip slot(s) snugly.

*Reuse your Surprise Box™ 50 for more celebrations! Remember to hand wash; not dishwasher safe. Here are the custom toppers that are compatible with our roll clip!

Quick Test!

Look on all 4 sides of the box and ensure that the lid is on completely. There should not be any gaps between the lid and the box. Place box on table. Without touching the box or lid, pull on the topper to reveal 2 paper items. Does:

⦁ The box stay on the table, and

⦁ The topper stay on the clip, and

⦁ The money roll stay on the clip, and

⦁ The money rolls out smoothly?

If YES to all 4, then reroll, reassemble and continue to the next step!

If NO to any of the 4, no worries! Review “Let’s Roll” and/or “Time to Assemble” and try again. Here are some trouble-shooting tips:

⦁ My topper came out of the clip

⦁ Try to firmly push the topper tighter into the clip’s hole
⦁ Try a different hole in the clip

⦁ My money roll fell off the clip

⦁ Try to re-clip the money roll. Be sure that the clip is completely closed
⦁ Try to fold the money roll and re-clip on the folded material

⦁ My money roll is not coming out! (The box lifts when you pull)

⦁ Measure your money roll without squeezing, is it less than 1 7/8 inches in diameter? If not, try to reroll tighter
⦁ If still no luck, perhaps your items are not crisp enough (may occur if using worn dollar bills). Remove 1-2 paper items, cut off the excess money roll and reroll tighter

Prepare your cake:

1. Using box as guide, score the cake. Cut a hole slightly smaller than the box and 2 inches deep. 

2. Remove cut portion of cake (may save frosting for later use).

3. Insert assembled Surprise Box™ 50 snugly into the hole.


Quick Check:
The 4 sides of the box should touch the cake. If not, fill in the gaps with frosting.

4. Add frosting or cake decorations to cover the Surprise Box™ 50. Use your creativity!

Then capture the moment with pictures or video!

Never hesitate to reach out to us for help. We want your Surprise Box™ experience to be as easy and fun as possible! Also, we’d love to see pictures and videos of your celebration!

And share with us at: OR Instagram: @moneycakeofficial

We'd love to see all the surprised faces! :) 

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