DIY Polka Dot Cake

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If you’re looking for a super cute and easy DIY for your next party or get together, this is it! The best part? You don’t even have to break out the cake pans. 😉 There are SO many fun colors of candy melts available these days, you can make this cake to match any party in minutes.  I made one for the Oh Joy for Target shoot a few months ago, as well as for a little party I did for my daughter a few years back.


Here’s what you’ll need:
Store bought cake iced with white icing (or homemade if you’re feeling ambitious. ;))
Candy melts (in colors that match your party)

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There is really only one trick to making this cake…add the polka dots right after you pick the cake up from the bakery…don’t wait. For some reason, the icing is more malleable when the cake is first made, so the polka dots adhere to the icing better. Oh, and one more tip…on each candy melt there is a very flat side and a side that has a little point to it.

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You want to put the candy melts on the cake pointy side down so that the nice flat side is what you see. Simply place candy melts around the cake wherever you would like there to be a polka dot and you’re all set!

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Is that easy or what?

Have a great day!


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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