Of course you can! You can buy any 6, 8, 9 or 10″ inch frosted, round cake from any bakery or grocery store (you can also use pies). When you arrive home, slide the cake onto the cake plate top and follow the directions from the Money Cake kit box or from our on-line instructions. You don’t have to use a cake. You can be creative and make a candy, diaper, popcorn, etc. display. One customer rolled towels and stacked them like a cake for a house warming party. The recipient pulled on the spatula.