Be creative EVERY DAY • A Challenge
Polka Dots are fun! And perfect for my MIL’s birthday cake.
Initially, I was going to make cake balls (cake crumbs + frosting) but after a little bit of research discovered they were not ideal.
STEP ONE – Bake your polka dots!
I made three 5″ rounds in different colors, white cake mix & gel food coloring. Then cut out round slugs with a cookie cutter.
STEP TWO – Strategically place your polka dots!
This is important. You want them to look round when you CUT. That means placing the circles on their sides. Yes, they will roll but we will take care of that in step 3.
STEP THREE – Rebake your cake!
To keep your dots in place, pour a little batter around the outside ring and then the inside ring. Then gently flow over top. I probably should have put a little batter in the bottom of the pan before placing my dots to center them in the cake.
STEP FOUR – Assemble!
Easy as pie… umm, yeah. Level your tops, frost and serve. Be prepared to hear astonished “ohhh”s and “ahhh”s with the first slice!