Neither do I.
But…I do polka dots.
Specifically, in cakes. Well, I hope in cakes. We’ll see as the cakes are in the oven. The proof will be in the pudding…rather the cake.
And it’s all Pinterest’s fault. This is what happens when you spend too much time on your iPad cruising the latest pins.
You’re probably thinking, “Just say NO!” I did. And then I found the instructions on how to make a polka dot cake with the dots on the inside of the cake. Dots on the outside are easy peasey.
Never one to ignore something new, something interesting, something cakeish, I purchased a cake pop maker at Target…the waffle kind.
The first batch turned out good. I used a lemon cake mix as per box directions. They tasted great and took about 2 minutes to cook.
But…the were really soft. I didn’t think they’d hold up to batter covering them, like this:
And they weren’t really round. The bottom was round but not the top, no matter how full I filled the cute little cups. And of course, that extra batter oozed out of the sides of the little cups and made a mess. The good thing was, the extra cooked batter lifted off easily.
Then I found a different cake ball pan…the pink one above from Dillards. On sale. The kind you put in an oven with cups a bit larger than the waffle kind.
This is what I ended up with.
To be continued. Unless this turns out to be a mess. If that happens, well…