Polka Dot Hat Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Polka Dot Hat
with Mish Pattinson
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 14
Decorating time: 8 hours
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Watch Mish make her Polka Dot Hat cake in just one minute!

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Hand-picked highlights from the full tutorial for those in a rush!

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1. covering the dummy

In this lesson, Mish shows you how to cover a dummy cake in sugarpaste and how to smooth the edges for a nice sharp finish.

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2. Stencilling spots

To get the polka dot effect, Mish attaches the polka dot mesh stencil to the cake then covers it in a layer of royal icing which is then scraped off using a smoother.

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3. Stenciling fabric

Mish uses the same technique as before to apply the polka dot effect to the edible fabric.

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4. Making the sugar hat

In this lesson, Mish shows you how to create a hat topper by covering a millinery sinamay fascinator base hat former in sugarpaste.

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5. Making quick peonies

In this lesson, Mish shows you the technique to making each size of peony petal.

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6. Wiring the peony petals

Mish wires up the petals using florist tape and dental floss. Dental floss is used to keep the wires tight and stop them spinning but also allow for some flexibility.

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7. Making fabric effect roses

Mish shows you a very quick way of making beautiful roses for your cakes.

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8. Making realistic leaves

In this lesson, Mish uses a standard leaf cutter to get the shape of the leaves then  uses a veiner to get the texture.

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9. Attaching the ruffles

In this lesson, Mish pleats the edible fabric and attaches it to the side of the cake. Another sheet of edible fabric is then used to cover the hat.

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10. Adding the flowers

Time to bring it all together by adding the flower.

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11. Other ideas

Some other ideas to inspire your own designs.

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12. Pro lesson

Here, Mish talks about the ins and outs of selling a cake like this.

Polka Dot Hat Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this amazing Polka Dot Hat cake with Mish Pattison!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Cover dummy cakes,
  • Use stenciling techniques,
  • Make a molded edible hat topper,
  • Make edible sugar flowers,
  • and much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.

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Mish Pattinson

Mish Pattinson

Based in West Yorkshire, Mish from VS Cakes is a full time IT consultant with a cake hobby on steroids! She is also a self confessed cake productaholic. Mish got into cake decorating as she didn’t want to suffer empty nest syndrome when her rugby playing son left home to go to university. She decided she need a hobby to keep her busy and booked her self on a cupcake course at Fair Cake in London. This was very quickly followed with a cake course with Paul Bradford where she completely fell in love with cake art Since then she has won multiple cake awards including golds and a very well deserved Best in Class at Cake International. She has recorded tutorials for CakeFlix, written for cake magazines, and has participated in multiple features and collaborations. She is also responsible for creating and organising the Cake International features Wedding Gowns Through the Ages (2017) and Weddings 2 - The Posh Frock Shop (2019), both of which were stunning and very well received by the Cake Community. Mish is also known for her Cake Shed in the garden. This is filled to the brim with cake products and all things Duck Egg Blue. The shed has recently been turned into a mini filming studio. This is where she films her tutorials and Facebook lives.
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