Modern Halloween Polka Dot Cake How To

Design a cake that screams style!

If you have a hang-up about Halloween decorating, this is the cake for you! Make this easy cake, ice it with Creamy Decorator Icing, add candy trims, then hang the fun DIY paper banner from candy sticks. Use polka-dot paper to create an on-trend display.

Modern Halloween Polka Dot Cake



  • Favorite cake recipe or mix (6 cups batter needed)
  • Creamy Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing
  • Black Sixlets® candies*
  • Orange striped candy sticks


  • 6 in. x 3 in. round cake pan
  • Cooling grid
  • Serrated knife
  • 11 in. angled spatula
  • 8 in. cake circles
  • Pennant cutouts
  • Orange and white construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Food-safe scissors
  • Black marker
  • Dental floss
  • Double-sided cellophane tape

1) Make layered cake

Prepare batter following recipe directions. Prepare 6 cups batter in round cake layers.

2) Make banner

Use pencil to draw a diamond pattern on construction paper. Cut out diamond and fold to create a pennant shape. Cut one pennant shape for each letter. Use marker to print letters on pennants. Tape to candy sticks.

3) Decorate cake

Insert candy sticks in cake top, about 3 in. apart, angling candy sticks outward at top. Cut a string of dental floss, about 15 in. long. Tie dental floss to candy sticks. Use double-sided tape to attach pennants to floss, positioning at fold.

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