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polka dots on the inside of the cake?

post #1 of 48
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Does anyone know of a way to create a polka dot effect inside of a cake, so that you only see them once the cake is cut?
post #2 of 48
Are you talking about funfetti?
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post #3 of 48
I know how to make a checker board design. I'll have to give the polkadots some serious thought. That would certainly be cool, just not sure how you would pull that off. I'll be watching to see if anyone provides a solution.
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post #4 of 48
Can you put drops of colored cake mix on the top after you have poured the white cake mix?
post #5 of 48
Only thing I can think of is using these sprinkles gently folded in batter the same way you'd add regular sprinkles for a funfetti cake.....IDK icon_rolleyes.gif

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post #6 of 48
I've never sone it, but here's what I would try. Fit a pastry bag with a Large round rip (maybe even the Bismark so you can reach to the bottom of the pan.) fill your cake pan with the basic batter, then in random places, pipe the colored batter in. You would need to push the tip down into the batter.

Please let us know how it goes, what you did, and a picture. This sounds like a neat idea you have!
post #7 of 48
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Originally Posted by SecretAgentCakeBaker

I've never sone it, but here's what I would try. Fit a pastry bag with a Large round rip (maybe even the Bismark so you can reach to the bottom of the pan.) fill your cake pan with the basic batter, then in random places, pipe the colored batter in. You would need to push the tip down into the batter.

Please let us know how it goes, what you did, and a picture. This sounds like a neat idea you have!



That's exactly what I was going to suggest! So you would have like cylinders of other colors throughout. I'm still not conviced that they would be round like dots though.
post #8 of 48
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i didnt know the funfetti came in jumbo size, ill give that a try on half of my practice cake and the pastry bag technique on the other half. The party isnt for another month so i have some time to play around with it. thanks for the suggestions!
post #9 of 48
How about if you fill your pan with half of your batter, then drop dollops of colored batter, then cover with remaining half of batter. I haven't personally tried this, but it may work.
post #10 of 48
I have been brainstorming about how I would do something similar to this. The only problem I see with sticking a tip into the batter is that you might get streaks when you pull the tip out. I would suggest pouring in an inch or two of batter into the pan, then pipe a dots of colored batter on top of that, then add another inch of batter. Then more dots, and again and again until you fill to the height you want. I would also pipe in the plain batter with a tip so it doesn't displace the batter already in the pan. I think I might try this soon too!
post #11 of 48
oops, CWIL and I have the same idea
post #12 of 48
I did what I call a "Holy Cow" cake. I used Chocolate cake and White cake to create this. I baked the layers normally. Then after they were cooled, I used a round cutter and cut "holes" in the seperate cakes. Then i pulled the plugs from each cake and replaced them in the other layer. This made 2 seperate cakes. I had a dark and a white layer for each cake, with the opposite color in each layer. Then i covered it with White MMF and black patches to look like cow skin. Went over very well.
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post #13 of 48
I think the layering idea sounds better. While I was thinking of the piping idea, I was worried that it might look like stripes. The layer sounds like a better way to control it.
post #14 of 48
Depending on the size and and quantity of polka dots you want, I would color some batter in whatever colors you want the dots to be. I would spoon in some white batter in the pan, then put either dollops for larger dots, or pipe dots for smaller ones, then cover some more by spooning gently on top and keep repeating until the pan is filled.
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post #15 of 48
I've done it with mini chocolate chips mixed into pink cake batter and just poured into the pan. Mini's are light enough not to sink if you don't have a real thin batter.
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