I suppose that when you are a young teenager, this is the icing-color combination that calls out to you. Far be it from me to suggest something different–Little S knew exactly what she wanted, and we mapped it out together. Midnight icing with neon polka dots? Um, sure!
This cake is double the Quickest Little Birthday Cake recipe. To speed things up, and because my daughter loves all thing hyper-sweet, I used store-bought icing. I easily tinted it blackish-purple using my favorite gel-paste colors. They have the advantage of not adding too much extra liquid to the icing you are tinting.
The polka dots are made from tinted royal icing, thinned to run-out consistency, piped into dots on parchment and fan/air dried for 24 hours. If this sounds like a crazy new language to you, don’t worry. I’ll do a post on royal icing and run-out consistencies another time. This was the only time-consuming part of the cake, but it was worth it because she wanted those neon dots something fierce <3.
This cake is quick to make, and will easily serve 6-8 people, so keep it in mind the next time you are throwing a bigger party. Enjoy!
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