February 14, 2013 by Cinfuldelights
So I thought I would start off a little in the past and work my way forward. The beginning of this year brought with it my granddaughter’s first birthday party. Having been obsessed with the hit British show since pretty much birth (I think it started around 6 weeks old), my daughter and her husband decided that it would be the best theme for her first birthday party. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, here’s a quick recap: an alien called The Doctor flies around in a big, blue police box called the TARDIS that can travel through all of space and time. His biggest enemies are the Daleks who look like a giant salt shaker with a plunger. That’s pretty much it.
For the cake we thought it would only be right if we had it be a TARDIS, but what kind of TARDIS. We went back and forth on the idea of standing or lying down, fondant, gum paste, frosting, we didn’t even have time to think about the flavors! In case you are a Whovian who lives inside of a box, BBC has actually put out an official statement on the color of the TARDIS: Pantone 2995C. My daughter asked that we get it as close to this color as possible. So with the help of one of my neighbors and my daughter standing close by, we dyed some homemade buttercream until we got close enough. And to get close enough, we used ALL the blue dye I had. Liquid, gel, whatever it took for that crazy kid to get her TARDIS blue cake. The cake itself was chocolate with plain (albeit bright blue) buttercream frosting. Here’s what it ended up looking like:
Not too shabby huh? Well, that’s a bit big for just one 1 year old so we had to make her her own special smash cake. The most current Doctor is known for wearing a bow-tie (because they are cool) and suspenders. What better idea could there be for a little smash cake for her? It was a simple vanilla cake decorated with homemade buttercream frosting and gum paste for all of the little details. And here it is:
The little weirdo refused to smash it though, she insisted on eating it with a spoon. Now there’s a girl with manners. Finally, it couldn’t be a Doctor Who party without some Daleks crashing it so we made plain chocolate cupcakes, flipped them upside down, and added chocolate buttercream. My daughter also found some wrappers to put around them here: http://seelensturm.de/index.php?id=552 and voila! Dalek cupcakes!
Overall, the party was a big success even though the guests left with bright blue teeth and tongues. Next time, I’ll go over some of the new ideas I’ve been baking up.
“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain