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Gingerbread TARDIS by @mellywho

This has been a long time in the making, but Mel finally made the gingerbread TARDIS we had discussed aaaaaages ago. And bloody brilliant it was too!

Here’s a pic, click on the link below for her post about how she made it.

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Ok….not really…..

Hello everyone!

Its been quite a while since my last post, but there’s been a few things going on here and there and well, I haven’t really baked anything new and didn’t really want to bore you all with details of me making the same old, same old gingerbread Doctors, Daleks and Cupcakes of Rassilon.

But basically that is what I have been doing for various events and what not……..

On Saturday 24th July I went to the Doctor Who Proms! Yay! It was absolutely amazing. I ended up queuing for a good 5 or 6 hours outside the Royal Albert Hall with a couple of people I had met at the Eleventh Hour launch party back in April.

As promised I had make a stupid amount of gingerbread Doctors and companions……..

I also made some chocolate biscuit Daleks (in the same style as the gingerbread ones I have made before) for those who didn’t like gingerbread.

Anyways…I ended up making quite a few friends in the queue by handing them out. The gingerbread even managed to get onto BBC News! LOL

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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:

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

The Pandoricake Opens….

This post contains spoilers for the episode The Pandorica Opens. You have be warned.

Inspired by a Pandoricake @Benjamin_Cook made ( http://twitpic.com/1y9n7p ) last week and encouraged by @DoktorWatson I decided to make my own Pandoricake to hold a gingerbread Doctor.

It ummmmm was a slight disaster to begin with and ended up having to be cut down in size massively……

(or it experienced a Big Bang as one of my tweeps decided to point out)

Anyways after much stressing I managed to fix it (sort of). Here’s the result:

I also made a little gingerbread Doctor, Amy, Rory the Roman, and River Song to go with the cake:

The Pandoricake Opens……


So, that’s the Pandoricake. I shall be munching it on it during The Big Bang tonight. Hope everyone enjoys the finale!

xxxxxx

According to The Doctor, Humans are the only race in the universe that have invented edible ball bearings. Why not celebrate that fact by using them to make Dalek biscuits!

Well that’s how I spent my Sunday anyways (my sadness surprises even me sometimes).

I used the same recipe as the gingerbread Doctors (I will get round to doing some new stuff soon, promise) and added the ball bearings on as the Dalek “bumps”.

I cut each Dalek out by hand, so they’re vary slightly in their sizes/shape. I’m sure you can get a cookie cutter in the shape of a Dalek from somewhere.

And that’s about it really. Here are some pics:

And a close up:


Just to prove that @JamGregory @DoktorWatson @Muligrubs and I didn’t eat all of those gingerbread by ourselves at the launch party at the weekend, here are some lovely folk enjoying them!

Here’s @eryka_ with a little Matt Smith:

And here’s Prakash with a little Sylvester McCoy:

Glad you guys enjoyed the gingerbread Doctors….now what do I make for the next event? 😛

Update: I saw that there were a few people being linked to this website via the Gallifrey Base foum so I took a look and there were pictures and comments. Its all kinda weird for me to be honest, but nice to know that people appreciated the effort and liked them.

http://gallifreybase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1926648&highlight=gingerbread#post1926648

The 11 Gingerbread Doctors

Here is the recipe for the gingerbread Doctors I made along with close up pictures of the original batch.

350g plain flour

175g light brown sugar

100g butter

1 egg

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground ginger

4 tblsp golden syrup

I’m not so great at doing things step by step, I’m far to impatient for that, so I bung it all in a bow at once and mix it with my hands. Once you’ve got a nice dough, roll out it out so its roughly half a centimere thick and use a cookie cutter.

Bake for about 15 mins at Gas mark 5 (I think that’s about 190 degrees Celsius), check after 10 minutes.

All that’s left is to decorate them! But be warned spending 10 hours doing it can cause repetitive strain injury!!

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So for the close ups of The Doctors:

Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee

Baker, Davison, Baker

McCoy, McGann, Eccleston

Tennant, Smith

For those of you who are wondering where Cushing, Shalka Doctor, Fatal Curse Doctors etc are I only do canonical gingerbread 😛

These were only my first attempt. For an updated version of them (in particular Colin Baker – complete with stripy cuffs, polka-dot scarf, and cat broach) see the previous post The Eleventh Hour Launch Party, London.

Yesterday saw the launch of Series 5 / 31 / 1 / Fnarg of Doctor Who and the introduction of Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor. There was a specail launch event in London, which I managed to get tickets for.

My recent discovery that I could make gingerbread and ice them like the different incarnations of The Doctor led me to make 6 little versions of each Doctor. That’s 66 gingerbread men in total. I’m surprised my hands didn’t drop off! It took me about 10 hours to bake and ice them all and here are the results:

Doctors 1 - 11

Doctors 1 - 6

Doctors 7 - 11

They seemed to go pretty well and I managed to get rid of them all! Even the event organiser said they were good and Toby Hadoke (http://www.tobyhadoke.com/) took one, although he said he couldn’t eat it because he was on a diet! Katy Manning was at the event, but I was too much of a wimp to offer her a gingerbread Pertwee! 😛

As well as the gingerbread Doctors I also took along The Cupcakes of Rassilon (see previous post )

I wasn’t the only one to take baked goods along to the Launch Party. We met up with @DoktorWatson who had made a brilliant army of Dalek biscuits:

If anyone has any more pics of them with the gingerbread at the event send me a link and I’ll post it. (I’m @Nelle_Macbeth on twitter).

I have found one tweet already from someone I didn’t know saying:

“Someone at the #doctorwho do last night made gingerbread Doctors. I love her.”

So that’s lovely! She also posted a picture of all the gingerbread. Thanks @erykah_ ! 😀

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So, yeah that’s about it. Just trying to work out how we can top that at the next event!

Next time we’ll charge I think……