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.
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.
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 made a ton of limbs, since you need 3 each for each cupcake, plus I expected breakage (which happily never happened).
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.
A little bit more water to attach some more M&Ms for the bumps, and they were finished. Yay!
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!