Saturday, September 1, 2012

How to Build a Tardis Cake (Or, What Happened Before the Whovians Showed Up)

I am not much of a baker; the other day my banana bread was so overcooked, my sons thought I had put walnuts in it. So when our 12-year-old said he wanted to have a Tardis cake for his Dr. Who Season 7 Premiere party, I enlisted the help of two friends, one of whom is a wonderful baker, the other who knows how to decorate just about anything. Trips to Party City,  googling Tardis cakes and this masterpiece emerged from our kitchen Saturday, with no help whatsoever from me, except for a quick run to the supermarket to pick up extra frosting and white chocolate....

 The Daleks are made of cupcakes and marshmallows, Pocky chocolate sticks and chocolate M and Ms.

The Tardis and the base are made of sponge cake covered with coconut and white chocolate. (There is a marshmallow on top of the Tardis. The dowls are to keep the cake standing until friends arrive in the evening.)

And after a few hours of hard work and big fun with the guiding hands of my friend R., the cake is complete!

Here's to the bakers. They look so pleased and I can understand why. What wonderful work.


  1. Awesomely cool! Even though I had no idea what Tardis was! Looks like a great project.

  2. K: Look at the post before this one. Thanks for reading!