Dalek Cupcakes – a picture-y post

After last week’s cake, I still had a whole bunch of marshmallow fondant left over in the fridge. On Tuesday someone in a Doctor Who LiveJournal group (shutup, LJ is still a good place to get news/downloads for shows you like!) posted pictures of some Dalek cupcakes she and a friend had made, and I thought they were super cute. So cute, in fact, I wanted to make my own!

Now, if you don’t know what Daleks are, go watch some Doctor Who! They’re one of the main bad guys. Big fans of killing any/everything that isn’t also a Dalek.

As of last year, they even come in colors!

To start off, I made a dozen cupcakes and a dozen mini-cupcakes. I cut off the rounded tops so that they’d lay flat upside-down.


After using a big blob of frosting to hold the two together, I covered each one in frosting. Unfortunately, the cupcakes were super crumbly so I couldn’t get the sides very smooth, and lost some bits from the bottom of some of them.

Frosting cupcakes, rewatching Trigun... wicked cool kid. There are several pictures where I'm holding up a single one and it looks a lot like a poop=/

I left them alone for several hours to allow the frosting to dry/harden up a bit, and then started working on the various Dalek limbs.

I started off dying a bunch of fondant grey. As I mentioned in the post on working with fondant, adding dye later brings it back to a gross sticky mess. Uuuunfortunate!

I tried using mini-M&Ms to give some shape to the plunger arms, but in the end it was easier to just use another blob of fondant.

I made a ton of limbs, since you need 3 each for each cupcake, plus I expected breakage (which happily never happened).

Later remembered that the "eye" is blue and swapped out M&Ms.

Leaving the grey fondant aside, I made a few other colors, rolled it out, and covered the cupcake…piles. Partly because I was afraid of running out and rolled the fondant too thin, partly because the cupcakes were crumbly/lumpy, and partly because I just haven’t had much experience with this stuff, they were kinda wrinkly. Ah well. Went back to the grey, and rolled out the middle band that goes around Daleks.

Then I  stabbed in the pretzels in roughly the right places and attached the light antenna doo-dad M&Ms to the top with little drops of water.

The one in the middle in the back that you can sorta see is aimed way up was subsequently named Derp.

A little bit more water to attach some more M&Ms for the bumps, and they were finished. Yay!


Bad news for earth!

Derp is the right-most, and my camera lense is covered in powdered sugar!

Much better than some ugly chewed-bubble-gum-looking alien inside.

Not exactly the Genesis Ark...

Fun way to kill an afternoon, and these bad guys are delicious!

Oh, towards the end, as my shirt was getting just crispy with sugar, and the floor looked like you could ski on it, I came up with a different, far too long blog name: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We Mop!


About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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