How-To: Surprise Box™ 25

Before you start: 
Confirm that you have the Surprise Box™ 25 (colors may vary), if yes, then continue below!

If you have the Surprise Box™ 50, 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 25 inside your cake*


2. Hand wash all pieces with warm soapy water and dry well.

Let’s Roll: This kit includes 1 plastic roll with 50 connected pockets per roll.

Our "Surprise Box 25" can fit 25 US dollar bills or 15-20 paper items (i.e., movie/concert tickets, lottery tickets, notes), depending on thickness. For best results use crisp, clean items. You will need to cut the money roll with the "Surprise Box 25"

"Surprise Box 50" can fit 50 US dollar bills.


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 1⅜” or 35mm? If yes, then re-roll tighter.

Time to assemble:

1. Insert roll into box in the same direction as the spiral on the side of the box.

money cake roll direction


*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.

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

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


4. Flip lid over. Line up the end of roll with the side of the lid with the clip. Place the end of the roll (with some overhang) into the bottom of the clip and snap closed.

money cake roll direction and closed clip

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™ 25 for more celebrations! Additional plastic rolls are available. 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. Review step #4. 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)

*Reminder that the Surprise Box 25 only holds 25 US dollar bills* 

⦁ Measure your money roll without squeezing, is it less than 1 3/8 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
⦁ *The Surprise Box 50 holds up to 50 US dollar bills*


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™ 25 snuggly into the hole.


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

4. Cover the top of the lid with frosting. 

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!

Surprise Box is reusable.  Additional plastic rolls are available.

And share with us at: OR Instagram: @moneycakeofficial

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

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