Tutorial: How to Make the Doctor Who Dalek Cake

[20 Jun 2012 | By | 11 Comment(s) | 30,106 views ]

Dalek Cake

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 cupcakesDragon 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 :)

For my geek friends, these Daleks are based on the New Dalek Paradigm from the 2010 Matt Smith episode, where the Doctor threatens the Daleks with a Jammie Dodger as a weapon, which is a favorite episode of my Birthday Boy.  Mostly because the bright colors make them much more fun on a cake, and they worked well with my design plans.  It’s amazing how many variations of Daleks you can find out on the web!

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!

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  • Dr Who News [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    #DoctorWho Dabbled | Tutorial: How to Make the Doctor Who Dalek Cake http://t.co/Z2RH7285

  • farragio [] :

    Wow, these are incredible!

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Thanks! I was really happy with how they came out!

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  • Dabbled | This year’s Birthday Cake (Skylanders) is in the works! [] :

    […] I’ve been working on the cake today.  It’s not going to be as ambitious as last years Dalek cake for the Doctor Who party, but I am trying out a new technique: Candy […]