Easy Multi-Colour Polka Dots Fondant Cake for Beginners



    I am not a big fan of Fondant Cake due to its high sugar content, but when you have kids in the house you just can't help making one of these.
   My little girl loves Polka dots, and to celebrate her Kinder-graduation we decided to make this beautiful Multi coloured Polka dot decoration.
   You really don't need any special tool for this decoration, all you need are :


- A Round Cake (I'm using an 8x3 inch cake,get recipe here)
- 600 gram Fondant (see how to make your fondant from scratch)
- Butter icing (see how to make it)
- Corn flour, Icing sugar or Butter (for your hands and working surface)
- 2 Circular cutters ( a bottle cap will do the job too)
- A small knife
-  Food colouring or food dye( yellow, blue and green colour)
- Hand gloves ( to prevent stains)

Steps:
1. Bake your cake and leave to cool completely. If the top of the cake is uneven, you can level it with a sharp knife. Then coat the top and sides of the cake smoothly with butter icing( see recipe here) and place in the fridge for 1 hour to harden a bit.
 The butter icing helps to hide crumbs and bumps on the cake.

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2.  Dust, your work surface and rolling pin with icing sugar(or corn flour or butter); Place the fondant on the dusted or greased work table, and roll flat with the rolling pin(about 1/4 inch thick) ; make sure that all sides are equal.
Tip: another cool method is to cover the work table with non-stick parchment paper(baking sheet), and roll the fondant on the paper.

3. Fold the rolled fondant on the rolling pin and carefully lift it up. Place onto the coated cake.
 Tip: if you had used a parchment paper(baking sheet), lift up the paper and gently place the rolled fondant on the cake. 

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4. Smooth the top and side of the cake, gently pressing the fondant onto the cake; smooth out any creases on the cake and cut out the extra edges with a small knife.
 Set aside to dry. 


5. Now pick up the extra fondant (the one you cut out from the cake), divide it into 4 places, and add different coloring to them(yellow, green, blue and red(a little drop of red gives you pink).
See how to color fondant here

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 Roll each of them flat and cut out small and big circles (my lil' girl made the bigger circles with a a bottle cap and the smaller ones with a pipe).
 Also roll little circles in between your palms , to make the decoration for the edges of the cake.

6. Dab the decorations with a little water and place on the cake .

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See, it's easy!You can do it too.
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Side view
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Top view
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A big slice of the cake





 <<You might be interested in:
* Easy Multi-Colour Polka Dots Fondant Cake for Beginners
* How to make Fondant from scratch 
* How to Color Fondant for Cake Decorating
* How to Make Butter Icing (buttercream icing) 
* How to cover a cake with Fondant
* Nigerian Cake Recipe
* Apple cake recipe
* Banana cake recipe
* How to make Cake in a Sandwich Toaster

37 comments:

  1. Nky, you make cooking and baking so easy, I have always wanted to make this type of cake but when I see all the tools I need to buy, I just give up. Thanks and may God continue to bless you and give you more ideas.

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    1. thanks for your lovely comment dear :)

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  2. Fatima Bello6:03:00 PM

    My caterer charges 5000naira, for a cake, to add decoration 8000 naira , she even told me to pay her 3000, just to give me the ingredients for fondant cake. You are a blessing to my home, from food to snacks, now I'm getting better in the kitchen, Thanks to you. Go girl keep them coming

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words Fatima, well appreciated dearie :)

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  3. Anonymous6:06:00 PM

    I saw the cake on the facebook group and rushed to see it. You are surely the best, please visit the group more often , the world needs to know you. You'll be hearing from me soon for ad placements on your site. You are good, keep it up.

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  4. Anonymous5:50:00 AM

    I learnt that different colors are used for different genders, like blue for boys and pink for girl. Wat other colors can i combine with blue to make an attractive cake for brother.

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    1. Yes dear, you heard right. There are also color combinations that are used for both boys and girls.
      Other colors comination for boys are,
      *white light green and blue.
      * white, navy blue, red and yellow.
      *blue , red, orange
      To make a polka dot cake for your brother,I'll recommend white background, with navy blue, yellow and red dots. He'll love it.

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  5. Anonymous6:45:00 PM

    is it realy necessary dat it must be butter icing in covering the cake? I have seen sombody use ordinary butter to rub on the cake before covering with fondant.

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  6. Anonymous6:45:00 PM

    is it realy necessary dat it must be butter icing in covering the cake? I have seen sombody use ordinary butter to rub on the cake before covering with fondant.

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    1. Butter icing holds better than ordinary butter.

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  7. I just finished baking my meat pie. You have helped me so much, posting necessary steps without hiding the tips. If you post wedding and birthday cake, I will bake same, and your post will not be in vain.

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    1. Check my cake recipes above , you'll see Nigerian cake recipe which is used for weddings and birthday cakes.

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  8. J0ke g0ld1:03:00 PM

    Pls dear! Can the apple cake be dec0rate t00?

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  9. J0ke g0ld1:04:00 PM

    Pls dear, can apple cake be dec0rated t00

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  10. Anonymous11:52:00 AM

    I appreciate all the works here. Weldone

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  11. Anonymous10:41:00 AM

    thankz for d recipe.pls wat combination of color can i use for my parents wedding anniversary cake baked with a love tin.this is my first attempt

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    1. I know red and white is very common, but for a first attempt, it is good for a start.

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  12. Anonymous8:41:00 PM

    I hop u will c dis. Wat if I want to make a 3tier cake hw wil I place the fondant so it wld stay put. Nd how do I color the fondant red green etc. Tnx

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    1. For a 3tier cake, you have to place them together and coat them with butter icing. Coat in such a way that it forms ONE cake.
      Do you mean red and green together?

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  13. Anonymous6:34:00 PM

    I mean like d 1st tier green 2nd tier red 3rd tier blue etc. Can it b done

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    1. Ah..now I get what you're saying. For this type , you have to prepare a white fondant, divide it into 3 different colors and cover each cake separately.

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  14. Anonymous9:48:00 PM

    pls how do i get purple color for my fondant.. I want to make a purple cake

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    1. I just buy the color from the stores,because good purple tone is hard to get by mixing.

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  15. Anonymous9:36:00 PM

    I want to know if the butter icing wouldn't melt if the cake is out, may be in the sun

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    1. Of course it will melt because it has butter in it, but a lot of people add cornstarch to their mixture and it helps to hold the icing, although it will change the taste a bit.

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  16. You're a lifesaver,you pretty much made it so easy and very detailed too,ready to try it out.Great work dear,impressed

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  17. Very detailed and fondant making made absolutely easy by you.Ready to try this out.Great work Nky,keep it up and thank you for making what pple think so complicated easy:)

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  18. Thumbs up!

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  19. Thumbs up!

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  20. Anonymous4:20:00 AM

    U'RE ONE OF THE SWEETEST PERSON WHOM I DO NOT KNOW BUT HAS BLESSED MY LIFE.

    I am a student who loves baking and cooking so much. My parents could not afford to sponsor trainings I would have loved to attend to get better.

    Then, I stumbled upon your site..... you ma'am is a blessing to this generation.

    Ever since I came across this site, have been saving to practice some of these.


    Have tried some of your recipes. They turned out pretty awesome.

    However, my meat pie filling was not thick enough.....

    Nevertheless Aunty NKY, I owe you a big hug.......if only I'll see you.

    Till then, I like to say I love you for working towards bringing my dreams to reality.

    God bless you.

    Signed:
    Success

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    1. WOW , thank you so much Success for your lovely comment, glad to be of help. You just made my day dearie :)

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