Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quick Polka Dot and Bow Cake In 10 Steps

Who doesn't love quick!! I know I do. Not only is this cake quick, it's cute too! I had a friend request this cake she saw online. It was blue and brown though. She wanted the pink because her mother was a breast cancer survivor. We made this cake in mini size from vintage Mirror pans. These pans make the cutest mini tiered cakes.

How cute???


Icing color - pink and brown
Icing tip or small circle cutter
Buttercream icing

1. First step is to crumb coat, cover, and stack your cakes. These cakes are a small 3 inch, 5 inch, and 7 inch cakes. Love them!!! You can make your fondant any color you want. :) Anything will be cute.

2. Color some fondant pink and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. When adding spots, I like mine to be on the thin side. I think it looks better than having the thick spots sticking out. Gives it a cleaner look. That is just the way I like it. If you like the thicker spots then go for it. :) Cake is art. You can also make this any color you want.

Use the icing tip or small circle cutter to punch out small pink circles. Glue them in place with a small amount of water.

3. Now for the trim around the bottom of each tier. Takes me back to grade school. Just roll a long snake in the thickness you want. Glue it in place with a tiny bit of water.

4. Lets start on the bow. This is the fun part, right? Roll out pink fondant a little thicker this time. Not really 1/2 inch but thicker than the 1/4 inch thickness. You will need one 1 1/2 inch wide, one 3/4 inch wide. They don't have to be exact as you can see here. It will still be cute.

5. Square off the ends by cutting off the rounded pieces. Then cut the stripes in half making 4 pieces we will use.

6. Take the 1 1/2 inch wide stripe and fold it in half. Careful not to close the loop side. You want it to be open like a bow. You can slip you finger in there to help like my thumb.

7. On the end that isn't the loop side, fold and pinch into shape. This will make the gathered look in the center of the bow.

Repeat these steps to create the other loop.

8. Holding both loops in your hands carefully, wrap a small strip around both ends. This creates the knot look and hides any mistakes made during the folding.

9. Place bow on a table or plate to rest. As it cools it will firm up enough to stand on the cake. While it is doing that, make the tails. Cut a V in the ends of your 3/4 inch strips.

10. Place the bow on the top and you are finished!! A cake made in just 10 steps!

This cake could be used for a baby shower, birthday, or just about anything. I just love how simple it looks. Just so cute!! It only stands 9 inches tall. Adorable!!

Happy Caking!! If you have any questions please let me know. I am happy to help all I can.

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