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Easy Birthday Cake with Colorful Polka Dots


Cheerful polka dots make this two-tier birthday cake even happier. You can easily decorate the same dot pattern on a one-tier store-bought cake simply with Wilton Decorator Icing Pouches With Tips.
Makes: 36 Servings
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Step 1

Make layered cakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 6 in. and two 8 in. cake layers. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Level, fill and stack 6 in. and 8 in. layers on cake circles for two 2-layer cakes, 4 in. high.

Step 2

Ice cakes. Use spatula and white icing to ice cakes smooth. Prepare for stacked construction.

Step 3

Decorate cakes. On each cake tier, use ruler and toothpick to mark triangle lines, 3/4 in. high and 1 1/4 in. apart, on bottom and top of cake sides. Use green icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to pipe dots following triangle pattern. Use pink icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to pipe dots inside the green triangle. Use green icing pouch to pipe dots under pink triangle. Use orange icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to pipe dots on the outside of the main green triangle.

Use yellow icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to pipe dots in a horizontal pattern around the triangle pattern and one dot in between the small orange triangle. Use pink icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to pipe dots in horizontal pattern above and below yellow dots.

Step 4

Assemble tiered cake. Stack cakes on cake pedestal. Use orange icing pouch with coupler and tip 3 to write message.

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Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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