I don't know about you, but summer months to me mean entertaining, hanging out with friends, and an undying devotion to everything red, white, and blue. I absolutely love the festivities surrounding the 4th of July, and I made this simple, cute cake that you can easily whip up before a big bbq or party. This 4th of July Polka Dot Cake is simple, easy, and so cute! You can have it decorated in under 10 minutes, even as a newcomer to fondant!
-Decorators Preferred Fondant
-Wilton red-red food coloring
-Wilton Royal Blue food coloring
-foodprep gloves or plastic baggies
-Wilton circle fondant cutter (or a mason jar)
-any large frosting tip
-2 cups buttercream icing
First, you need to start off with a fondant covered cake.
You’ll need to start out with a cake that has been covered with fondant- or you can also use my method for creating a faux fondant look out of store bought icing. For complete information on how to add fondant to a cake, please check out my detailed instructions here!
Once your cake is covered,
First, we need to color the red and white fondant.
Grab about 1/4 cup of fondant, and roll it into a ball. Wearing gloves (or put the fondant into a plastic bag, and squeeze the bag to knead the fondant without staining your hands), add good coloring and start kneading it into the fondant. Add more coloring to get a deeper color as needed.
When fondant is the color you’d like, roll it out on the fondant prep/measuring mat. If fondant is extra sticky because of food coloring, sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar onto it and knead it in.
Roll out a circle of fondant to your desired thickness with a fondant roller. The roller helps fondant not stick like it might to a rolling pin- and really helps you control thickness. If you’ve had problems rolling fondant in the past using a rolling pin, you need to try fondant rollers!
I prefer slightly thicker fondant for simple designs like this.
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