Dalek Cake for a Doctor!
So... I'm about 3 months late posting this, but better late than never, right?
Back at the end of May, I had the opportunity to not only make the electronics-enhanced Dalek cake I'd been wanting to do some day... but to make it for a Doctor! Console Room had invited Colin Baker to be a Guest of Honour. Of COURSE he needed a special cake! I came out of my "Never going to ever make another cake again, EVER!" retirement, just for the occasion!
The cake itself is fairly basic: a stacked tower of cake layers, a food safe tube running up the middle to house the wires, and a head (and one layer in the middle) made from Rice Krispie Treat, to securely hold the electronics and accessory parts in place. The wiring up the center and into the head allowed for lights - the two on top of the head, as well as the.. forehead mini plunger thing. (So technical, I know!). It was about 2' tall, decorated in marshmallow fondant, and accented with edible metallic-airbrushed chocolate domes.
The cake stand had electronics of its own - a speaker, a sound modulator, and the switches to control the lights and sound. When activated, the sound modulator played Dalek sound clips - it was a lot of fun! Click here for video of the sound modulator in action. I STILL lose it at "Would you care for some tea?"!
Now, I've served many, MANY cakes. I've assisted in many, MANY first cuts of a cake... but this one is definitely my favourite cake cutting experience of all time. Colin Baker was *amazing* - so much fun, and really got into it. Check it out:
So, yes. I got to teach a Doctor how to destroy a Dalek. I feel like I achieved a crazy bucket list item that I didn't know I had! Resume material, probably 🙂
Click here to see more photos from that evening!
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