Monopoly Man Cake

Loved making the decorations for this Monopoly themed cake for Flur bakery. Three girls threw their father a surprise 60th birthday party. Apparently their father loves Monopoly, Pez candy and poker- so I had fun coming up with a way to incorporate them all onto a buttercream iced cake.

Its been awhile since I played Monopoly so I poked around online and noticed that the “Go” in the Pass Go square looked a lot like the number 60. Perfect! And since the birthday boy loves Pez so much, I thought it would be cute to change the wording to “collect Pez” instead of $200.


The Monopoly man is sculpted out of gumpaste. It was a little challenging turning a 2-D character into a 3-D figurine and I wanted to capture his panache so I gave him outstretched arms and a kicked up foot.

I made the cards and poker chips out of gumpaste and decorated them with edible markers.

I modeled the little monopoly pieces- car, thimble, scotty dog, top hat and iron in fondant and silvered them with edible luster dust. I also made the dice to read the number of his birthdate- which was the 5th. Little piles of fondant Pez were placed here and there to complete the cake.