Archive for July, 2010


Boredom Strikes Again….

In preparation for promming on Saturday I’ve been making some of my famous (LOL) gingerbread Doctors. Got ever so slightly bored with the repetitiveness of the icicng them so decided to do a few companions instead……

The First Doctor and Ian Chesterton

The Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane (wearing her VERY fetching outfit from Hand of Fear, you know, cos its hillarious)

The Fifth Doctor and Adric

(I know, I know, I cannot believe I made a gingerbread Adric either, but think of it this way: He gets to die all over again when I eat him! 😛 )

The Sixth Doctor and Peri

The Seventh Doctor and Ace

The Eighth Doctor and C’Rizz

(C’Rizz is an audio companion of the Eighth Doctor, this is a pretty poor represntation of what he’s meant to look like. For a better one see: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/C%27rizz )

The Ninth Doctor and Rose (in her Empty Child/Doctor Dances get up)

The Tenth Doctor and Donna

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond

The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances Crew

The Eleventh Hour gang, complete with Raggedy Doctor and Policewoman Amy 🙂

And this is in no way a companion, but I’ve been baking all day and have gone a little loopy and there were a few spare ginerbread men…

For @DoktorWatson his dad, @TheRalphWatson, as Ettis in The Monster of Peladon:

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This week I made a TARDIS cake for my cousin for his 11th birthday. I’ve been debating whether to post it here for a couple of days because I’m not overally happy with it (it all went a little bit Pete Tong) and there are much better examples out there, but I’ve had some lovely feedback from people on twitter so I figured what the hell.

Also if you’re attempting to make your own TARDIS cake after seeing this then I guess it will help you to avoid the mistakes that I made.

So here’s the final product, I dressed the cake up with a Gallifrey background and little gingerbread Doctors to a) finish it off nicely and b) distract from the fat TARDIS 😛

Evidently I need to brush up on my transdimensional mechanics to get the outside smaller than the inside 😛 Wonder if there’s anything about that in @DoktorWatson‘s  cookbook? http://twitpic.com/1c045w

For those of you interested in how I made it:

  • I baked a normal sponge cake in a square tin, cut it in half and placed one half on top of the other using cream and jam to join them (i.e. a Victoria sponge)
  • I then placed the cake in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This makes the cake easier to cut and shape when making a cake like this.
  • When taken out of the freezer I turned the cake on its end (so the layers were vertical instead of hortizontal on a normal cake) and levelled it out, cutting it into a oblong, TARDIS like shape.
  • I then coloured some fondant icing and cut out the shape of the TARDIS and stuck it to the cake with cream. Use a little water to go over joins in the icing.
  • Using another sponge cake I had baked and frozen for 20 mins I cut out the top section of the TARDIS and wrapped it in blue fondant icing and placed it on top – this is where the cake decided it would buckle and from there on out it was a bit of a struggle to keep the thing standing.
  • There are 2 main reasons I’m guessing that the cake collapsed. 1) the cake was freshly baked. I would suggest baking the cake at least a day before building up the cake and icing it. 2) I used vertical layers. I would suggest using thin, horizontal layers to avoid this.
  • In the end I took off the top of the cake and reinforced the base with straws (these are better to use that wooden splints/skewers, especially if the cake is for a child).
  • When I fixed it as much as I could (and after much stressing and swearing, I might add) I decorated the rest of the TARDIS using coloured fondant icing for the details (the sign, the light etc) and stuck them on with water. I finished it off by writing the signs and drawing the window details with icing pens.

Well, I hope that helps! If you do have any questions about how I made the cake/decorated it you can comment on this post and I’ll reply or alternatively you can say hello on twitter ( @Nelle_Macbeth)

P.S Massive thanks goes out to Ingrid who gave me all her fondant icing and colouring materials and also helped me to save the cake from being a complete disaster and refused to let me give up. Thank yoooooou!!!! xxx