Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Cake ~ Recipe #rockthedots

Polka Dots are always in fashion….. for Disney fans anyway!

Here’s a great recipe to make your own Minnie Mouse polka dot cake courtesy of Disney Family~

What You’ll Need

Your favorite vanilla cake recipe
Cake pop baking mold
Your favorite red velvet cake recipe
3 round cake pans (6″ or 8″)
Parchment paper
Cake board
Spatula
Red frosting (vanilla frosting with red food coloring)
Cornstarch or powdered sugar
White gum paste
Small round cookie cutter

Helpful Tip
Gently tap bottom of cake pans against counter surface to remove excess gaps between batter and cake dots.

How To Make It

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
To make the cake dots, prepare vanilla cake batter according to your favorite recipe. Fill cake pop molds with batter and secure top of mold. Set aside leftover batter if you’d like to make another cake in reverse colors. Bake cake dots for 15-20, or according to recipe instructions. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing dots from mold.
Grease cake pans and line bottom with parchment paper.
Prepare red velvet cake batter according to your favorite recipe.
Place cooled 4 vanilla cake dots in each cake pan.
Divide batter between cake pans and spread evenly over cake dots. Batter should cover dots at least half way.
Bake cake according to your recipe instructions.
Allow cake to cool before carefully removing from pan.
To assemble cake, place a dollop of frosting in the center of cake board. Place first layer of cake on top.
Smooth a layer of frosting evenly over cake. Add second cake layer and repeat the process until all cake layers are stacked.
Once assembled, crumb coat entire cake with a thin layer of frosting.
Add final layer of frosting to cake. Smooth the frosting as much as possible, starting with the sides and finishing with the top of the cake.
To make decorative dots, roll out your white gum paste on a surface dusted lightly with cornstarch or powdered sugar.
Using round cookie cutter, cut rounds and place directly on the sides of the cake in an offset pattern.
To make decorative ball toppers, roll white gum paste into a large ball shape.
On dusted surface, roll out gum paste ball into a long rope about 1 inch thick. Cut ½ to 1 inch pieces of your rope and roll each piece into a smaller ball.
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Place balls directly onto the top rim of your cake until the entire cake edge is covered.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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