Julep's polka dot cake recipe is the perfect dessert DIY for birthdays and casual celebrations. The lifestyle blog's charming recipe calls for some gold and festive decor and features a dotted print that is created from almond extract and edible gold dust.
This polka dot cake boasts a white and gold theme but can be recreated in any desired color scheme. The DIY dessert is also adorned with a fun cake topper of one's choice -- one that reads "YAY" in this case -- and is a sweet treat that is definitely Instagram-worthy.
As the art of cake decorating becomes more elaborate and expensive, lifestyle bloggers are giving readers a DIY alternative to pricey party desserts. This particular recipe is a great example and both gorgeous and budget-friendly.