Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Orange & Pink Polka Dot Cake

Today I am sharing a super simple way to make a polka dot cake.

 
What is my secret to perfectly round dots that are all the same size?
Candy melts!
 

The directions are very simple.
After frosting your cake, press the candy melts into the frosting with the flat side up.
You can arrange them in a pattern or place them randomly.

You can create lots of variations on this idea, just by using different color combinations ...

White candy melts on blue or pink frosting for a baby shower!
Brown candy melts on orange frosting for Halloween!
A rainbow of colors on white frosting!

I'm sure you can think of more great possibilities.


I chose an orange and pink combination just because I think they are pretty together.
Then I used my Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes recipe for the cake.

Have you tried it yet?
It is one of my absolute favorite recipes...YUM!!


Enjoy!

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25 comments:

  1. So pretty! Good thinking with the candy melts!

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  2. Love this idea! AND I can't wait to click on the link for your Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes! Love, Bethany

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  3. Cute color combination. Love the cake!

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  4. Fantastic idea and the cake is beautiful. Megan

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  5. This is such a cute little cake. I love the idea of the candy melts. So clever!

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  6. How cute is this?! Those don't look like candy melts either. They look like fondant. Nice work girl! Looks like you've got some other great cakes as well. I'm gonna have to stick around for some more tips :) Can't wait to hear more!

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  7. What a great idea! I'm seeing all sorts of versions in my head. Love it!

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  8. Love the photo! =) Such a pretty cake!
    and the recipe sounds so!! good!

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  9. How awesome. What a beautiful cake!

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  10. Wonderful and very creative idea
    The cake looks so colorful and beautiful :)

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  11. such a cute cake!!!!! I am visiting from the happy hours projects linky. I am your newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on right now with a Cricut Machine! It onlt has hours left on it so hurry and enter!

    Robin

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  12. Gorgeous cake and fabulous presentation! Love your idea for making the polka dots! TFS!

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  13. So cute! I did the same thing for my daughter's cake and used white candy melts on a baby pink cake. :) Love this color combo!

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  14. love the colors and flavors so fun

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  15. now this is a cake I could actually decorate:) GREAT tip

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  16. What a great idea! I love the pink and orange. I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com.

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  17. Love that you brought the color to the inside of the cake. i would have never thought to use candy melts this way. What a simple solution. Great work!

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  18. What a great idea! looks colorful and delicious! I would love for you to come link up your blog to my Get social Sunday link party!

    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday.html

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  19. Please move into my house and make me cakes all day! This looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Headquarters Blog Hop :)

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  20. So cute! Love the bright colors!! When I first saw the name of your blog it took me back to being little. We always celebrated our birthdays with some friends of the family and on every birthday cake she placed this little blue robin! LOVE! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you back next week! Happy to be following! =)

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  21. I love that you used the backs of the melting discs...awesome idea!!! And I love that you used pink and orange together...one of my favorite combos;-)

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  22. I love polka dots and think this cake looks gorgeous. Recently for a mad hatter's afternoon tea party - see http://lpcrafts.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/mad-hatters-afternoon-tea.html - I made a pink and white polka dot cake though I must confess my family are addicted to chocolate so we used a choc almond recipe. Thanks' for the inspiration regarding icing and chocolate melts.

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