XL Polka Dot Template – FOR STORE This pdf template is designed to help you layout the XL polka dot pattern on the cake pictured above. Now you can create the perfect polka dot cake in less time with more precision. 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. It’s an incredible easy technique that allows you to transfer any graphic or pattern onto your cake simply and precisely using this template as a guide. If you’d like to take the class, here’s a link for 50% off .
In this pdf packet, you will receive TWO layout designs for this pattern. You will receive one with a straight/vertical polka dot pattern and one with a diagonal polka dot pattern.
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 Ateco “24 Cutter Geometric Set” #4845, medium circle. It’s a 1-1/8″ circle cutter. Any circle cutter around this size can be used with this template.
1. This pdf is ONLY to provide you with the template to create the XL polka dot pattern on the center tier. This is not a tutorial…you are buying a lined design to help you layout the perfect polka dot pattern (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!
Basic Skills Necessary:
- Stack, fill, crumb coat a cake to a smooth finish or cover a cake in fondant.
- Understand how the wax paper transfer method works I teach in “Clean & Simple Cake Design” class
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.
- Fondant, gumpaste or modeling chocolate
- Shortening preferred (Crisco, Sweetex) or butter
- Wax paper, cellophane or parchment paper
- Ateco “24 Cutter Geometric Set” #4845, medium circle