As promised yesterday, here are more details on the Doctor Who Dalek Cake. You know I’m a big believer in showing you that YOU can make a really cool cake, and I do one every year for the Boy’s birthday. Past years: Angry Birds cupcakes, Dragon Cake, Perry the Platypus Cake, and Clone Trooper cupcakes. So, today I’ve promised some of the details of how to make this cake yourself. Tomorrow I’ll try to get up some of the decor, and a wrap up :)
By the way, these techniques can be used to make any kind of Robot like cake, not just Dr. Who themed Daleks :).
This cake is really make in two parts. The Daleks on top are ‘toppers’ and they are put on the cake at the end of the process. They aren’t made out of cake, but
they are (almost) completely edible and tasty. This makes everything much
simpler, as you don’t need to be able to store a really tall cake like this, and you don’t have to worry about it getting messed up before presentation. I created the base and the toppers separately, and just assembled it the morning of the party.
So what are the Daleks made out of? Well, the main body is an ice cream cone, the head/neck is chocolate, and it’s decorated in candy and fondant. Neat huh?
Here are some action shots!
So, first we’ll talk supplies, then how to construct your Dalek body, then how to decorate it, and then I’ll go into the cake base. So let’s begin!