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Small Polka Dot Cake Design - 4 Layouts

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This pdf template is designed to help you layout the small polka dot pattern on the cake pictured above. This is for the lined template only. There are written directions within the pdf on how to use the wax paper transfer method to execute the design, but I am assuming you have already taken my first class, "Clean & Simple Cake Design" and understand how to use the wax paper transfer method. If you'd like to take the class, here's a link for 50% off ( In this pdf packet, you will receive FOUR layout designs for this pattern. The only differences is the spacing between the polka dots. See photo of design layouts above. You may use this template/design on a fondant, ganached or buttercream covered cake. If using buttercream, the cake must be chilled and firm in order to press on the design. I am using the Wilton Icing Tip #10 - Small Open Tip (approx. 3/16" diameter) for the polka dots. NOTES: 1. This pdf does NOT include information on how to achieve the metallic look on the top tier nor how to create the wafer paper flower. This pdf is ONLY to provide you with the template to create the small polka dot pattern on the center tier. This is not a are buying a lined design (see pictures above to show you what you are buying). 2. There will be a seam in the back of the cake with this design. Due to set cutter sizes and various cake circumferences, you will not have a perfect, continuous design. Please use this template with that in mind. Have fun and please post pics so I can see all the fun you are having with these templates! :) Blessings! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Understand how the wax paper transfer method works I teach in "Clean & Simple Cake Design" class Stack, fill, crumb coat a cake to a smooth finish or cover a cake in fondant. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS This is for any size cake. The template includes options for a 4" tall cake and 6" tall cake. For any other size, you can cut the template down or add to it by making multiple copies for taller cakes.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fondant, gumpaste or modeling chocolate
  • Shortening preferred (Crisco, Sweetex) or butter
  • Wax paper, cellophane or parchment paper

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Jessica Harris Cake Design
Jessica Harris is an interior designer turned self-taught cake designer. Her background in construction and design gave her the ability to develop innovative techniques for making cakes in an artistic, trendy and graphic style. Jessica's popular website,, documents her journey into the world of cake decorating. Her cakes have been featured in <i>Cake Central</i> magazine and on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty, The Tom Kat Studio and Half Baked: The Cake Blog. Jessica has chosen not to have a cake shop, but instead chooses to use her artistic gift and love for designing beautiful cakes as a ministry to bless those close to her in her life. She loves to teach and help others become better cake makers and finds so much joy in sharing her love and talents with others.