I’ve wanted a Doctor Who / TARDIS cake for my birthday for years. Several months ago, Jeremy happened to buy set of small jello / cake molds in the shape of a TARDIS from Hot Topic and I have been soooo waiting to use it. Well, since it’s my birthday weekend and I have been enjoying a whole 3 days off from work, I stayed up very late last night making a
Let’s get you in the cake making mood. This video is NSFW and it still has me laughing.
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Now that you’re ready…
Let me just prequel these pictures with the warning that this isn’t a Pinterest pretty cake. You aren’t about to feel (like I often feel) seeing someone’s beautiful creation that you only wish you were talented enough to make in your wildest dreams. This cake is a mess and as usual, it looked and went so much better in my head.
Now that you have been warned…
Jeremy and I went to Target last night and picked up things to make cake that we didn’t have in the house: Funfetti Cake Mix, Blue Frosting (which wasn’t at all the blue I need and I intended to darken it with the dye I was convinced I had), Pam, Black glitter icing and White icing.
I got out everything that I needed – the above ingredients, a mixing bowl, spatula, the TARDIS molds, 3 eggs, vegetable oil and our electric hand mixer which turned out to be broken. Great… we’re off to a fabulous start already. No biggie… it’s just cake. I can do this by hand. I take out 3 bowls as well after deciding that I wanted to try making a tye dye cake concept that I had happened to find on Pinterest. I mixed the cake according to the directions, separated the batter into the 3 bowls and added pink, teal and purple food coloring to each respectively.
So this is looking pretty cool, right? It’s a lot of food coloring and tmi, but I just know my poop is going to be weird for the next week now. Totally worth it.
After spraying the molds with Pam for Baking as best I could (it’s outrageously hard to spray a mold that small with so many crevices), it’s time to start spooning layers of the different colored batter into it. The trick is to just sort of put colors in different places and layer them over each other so that when it bakes, it creates a tye dye effect.
At this point in the process, I’m thinking “Yeah! I can do this! This looks so awesome!” To be fair, the cake itself turned out beautifully and it was delicious. It took a few tries to get the mold filled correctly. In fact, I had to fill the mold halfway, bake it for 10 minutes, allowing the batter to rise before adding the bit of batter for the TARDIS light at the top before baking for another 10 minutes to completion in a 350 degree oven.
So since it took me 2 tries to get it right, I cut open the first one and took a picture so you can see how awesome this ends up looking. And then we ate it…
Okay, I’m going to warn you one more time that this cake ended up not being the beautifully done TARDIS that I was convinced I would end up with. This all would have gone a lot better if I had time or even felt like making fondant… but alas, I didn’t because who the hell has time for that shit? I’m getting old and I already spent like 4 hours making a very small TARDIS cake that I haven’t done anything but take pictures of yet.
This is the point during my cake-making process where I stopped taking pictures. There was just no pretty way to display my work any longer and blue icing was everywhere. Seriously… everywhere. I frosted the cake in a blue frosting I’d concocted. Remember how I was convinced that I had blue food coloring at home? I didn’t. So I used the black glitter icing I’d purchased and mixed it and a bit of teal into the bright blue frosting to get a slightly darker and desaturated blue. Certainly not TARDIS blue… but a hell of a lot closer.
I should have frosted the front of the TARDIS, decorated it before joining it to the bottom half of the TARDIS cake. I think it all would have gone a lot better. I wasted a lot of frosting and I didn’t make enough to get a really good coat of it on. Oh well. I’ll leave the should haves and have nots for another cake-baking adventure. Without further a due, here is my TARDIS cake. Don’t laugh.
Whatever. It’s my cake and you can’t have any. I finally got my TARDIS cake and maybe I will try making them again
soon next year or something. Happy Birthday to Me!