Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Polka Dot Cake

A while back, I saw this cute cake on Pinterest and just had to try it. Here is a LINK to the tutorial I followed to make mine.

This cake had me so stress out even before I started to make it. I needed a cake pop/donut hole machine to make the dots for inside the cake. I was pretty sure it wouldn't be hard to find. I went to 6 different stores in Provo last Friday trying to find one. Each store recommended a different store, which in turn would recommend a different store. At the end of the day, I realized it was time to admit defeat. I headed home, but stopped in Heber at their new Wal-mart to pick up a few things. I found a clerk and asked her about the machine. She knew they didn't have it, but she was pretty sure she had seen it in a store in Park City. Park City was NOT on my home, but I decided I had come so far that I needed to go that extra 30ish mins (one way) out of my way and check. Hallelujah, they had it and it was even on sale! I then completed my trip in Park City by buying some of the cutest Rock Star type outfits I have ever seen for Valex & Daxsen. I can't wait to see them tonight and give them their new clothes.

I haven't used Fondant since the class I took a year ago, so I decided it was time to try fondant on a cake. Yesterday was boss' day so I took it to work. I also had some left over batter from my cake balls, so I made a dozen cupcakes too.

By the time I got to my cupcakes, I was tired, so I didn't frost them any special way. Just slapped some frosting on them and sprinkled with some sprinkles. I know I can do better, but at the moment I just didn't care. I have some cute books with ideas, but each one needed items that I didn't have on hand.

I think I did pretty good with the fondant, given I haven't used it on my own ever. Hopefully next time I can do even better. 

The other highlight of my trip was the Day's Market grocery store in Heber. I swear they are the best store ever and I wish they would relocate closer to home. They were my first stop of the day because I was hoping they would have the cake pop maker. (I've seen the mini cupcake maker there before). Sadly they didn't have the machine, but that didn't stop me from buying a bunch of other stuff. I got some paper plates, napkins and confetti for my upcoming party. Then I also got some cute candy corn decorations, a light up pumpkin, new kitchen towels and Spider salt & pumpkin shakers. I can NOT wait for my party. 


Tammy said...

What a cute polka dot cake. I love how it follows the theme inside.

Jessica said...

Too bad Day's Market didn't have the cake pop machine, but I think the cake turned out great so I'm glad you made the effort to find it! I'm so excited for your Halloween party as well and can't wait to see all the Halloween kitchen and party supplies you've accumulated this year put to good use. :)

KT said...

Great design! I will have to keep my eye out. I once loved to decorate cakes, but haven't done so in some time. I do have quite a bit of Wilton items in the closet.