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Trendy Polka Dot Cake

Celebrate in style with a polka dot cake!

A polka dot cake is the ultimate cake for teenagers! It would also make a terrific first birthday cake...all you have to do is change the icing colors to pastel!

Polka dots are a hot trend right now, so this cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser no matter who you serve it to!

You can find some really cool ideas for a polka dot birthday party here.

How to Make a Polka Dot Cake

You'll Need:

  • One 6-inch round cake, baked and cooled
  • Two 8-inch round cakes, baked and cooled
  • One 10-inch round cake, baked and cooled
  • Two batches of buttercream frosting
  • Decorating pastes or gels
  • Fresh flowers
  • 6-inch and 8-inch cake boards, wrapped in aluminum foil
  • Decorating bags and tips (#5 and #8)
  • Brushed metal monogram cake topper

Putting it All Together

  • Separate the frosting into thirds and tint each batch to match your color scheme.
  • Place the 10-inch cake on a cake platter; apply a smooth layer of frosting.
  • Place one 8-inch cake on an aluminum-foil-wrapped 8-inch cake board. Apply a smooth layer of frosting to top of cake; place the second 8-inch cake on top. Apply a smooth layer of frosting to to the top and sides, so that the two cake layers look like one layer. Center the cake onto the top of the 10-inch cake.
  • Place the 6-inch cake on an aluminum-foil-wrapped 6-inch cake board. Apply a smooth layer of frosting to top and sides of cake. Center the cake onto the top of the 8-inch cake.
  • Using decorating bags and round decorating tips (#8 tips would be ideal), pipe dot borders around the bottom of each cake to give a finished look and to conceal the cake boards.
  • Use a smaller decorating tip (#5 is recommended) and alternating frosting colors to add polka dots to all of the cakes.
  • If desired, you can pipe the age or the name of the birthday guy or gal onto the middle cake layer.
  • Fresh flowers and a brushed metal monogram add the finishing touches to this adorable polka dot cake!

For even more polka dot fun, serve your cake on these adorable polka dot plates from!

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