Happy Friday friends!! Today I get to show you my sweet Polka Dot Chalkboard Cake!!
This week I had the privilege to celebrate two birthdays with some of my besties!!! My sweet sweet friends Suzanne and Sarah both had birthdays this month so we got an amazing group of friends together to celebrate! Suzanne has been dropping hints in the past telling me how much she misses the fact I don’t make many cakes for friends much anymore, so I knew I had to make her a cake for her birthday!! Suzanne has been such an incredible support to me this past year after loosing my mom. She was there within hours of her passing to give me a hug and pray with me. She remembered my mom’s one year anniversary of her passing and came early in the morning to drop off coffee, flowers and a note. She has blessed my heart in more ways than I can count…the least I could do was make her a cake!! LOL!!
Yet it was also my husband’s 40th birthday and my baby girl’s 4th birthday this week!! Ahhhh! So, I also knew if I was going to make a small cake for a party, it had to be simple!! I was really inspired by Carrie‘s polka dot cake she made for her Photography based Craftsy class. I loved the randomness and simplicity of it. And, I’ve been SO inspired by all the super cute chalkboard cakes out there! So, in order to make it look less like a baby shower cake (which is totally how I felt this cake turned out! haha!) I added a cute little chalkboard plaque to the cake to personalize it for Suzanne and Sarah! The plaque is by Not Just Cakes By Annie…click HERE to check it out. It’s so easy to use. If it’s out of stock, stick close to her Facebook page because she’ll let you know when they’re back in stock!!
For the chalkboard effect, I used the Americolor White Gel color and a wonderful video tutorial by Liz with Artisan Cake Company. She did a class through CakeMade called “Rustic Wedding Trends” which showcases her chalkboard technique. Check it out! Liz is amazing and UBBER talented!!!
For the polka dots, I used a #12 Wilton Icing tip! They are 5/8″ circles and perfect for this 6″ round x 6″ tall cake.
And, here are my beautiful sweet friends!! Sarah and Suzanne you are SO precious to me and I love you both! You have the most amazing, sincere and generous hearts! You are beautiful examples of Christ and how to be a mom that love their kids whole heartily and a wife that loves their husbands deeply! Thank you for being my friend, for challenging me to grow closer to the Lord, and for sharing in all my ups and downs!!! xoxo!
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