I have someone that's wanting polka dots on a cake, but not fondant. What would be the best way?
Buttercream ones (done like a Buttercream Transfer)
Buttercream smoothed w/ PS
Anyother thoughts? Or what would be easiest?
I'd go with the buttercream smoothed with ps. JMO
I made polka dots on a cake with Candy Melts, I just stuck them in the icing with the flat side facing out
I would probably do buttercream. But now that amielyn suggested candy melts...well that sounds so so easy!!! what a great tip Thanks!
The last one I did like that, I imprinted the dots (with a cookie cutter) on top of the base icing. Then I filled the dots with BC, and smoothed with a towel. Worked for me!
Don't make more work for yourself! Just pipe "blobs" of bc on the cake with whatever tip corresponds to the size dots you want, then smooth them with a small piece of Viva papertowel. If you looks at any of my polka dotted cakes, about 90% are done this way. Very easy and doesn't require trying to match colors with different mediums like RI or chocolate because you use the bc you're already using to decorate the cake!
Hope that helps someone.
I was going to suggest Bc too, and to smooth it out. That's what I did on my latest cake, but now candy melts sounds like a better idea (and more tasty, personally.) Doing it with Bc was time-consuming for me. I did them by outlining with the circle fondant cutters and filling in, and after a little while, smoothing them. I did a lot of those, with variation. Check out my pic if you want to, you'll see what I mean
I agree with arosstx that's how I do mine.
Thanks. I think I'll go with smoothing it w/ a paper towel. don't know why that never crossed my mind. I've done chocolate dots before, but it's harder to get chocolate to the color you want than bc or ri.