Our family is Who crazy. For my son's 14th birthday, I wanted to make a Dalek cake. I saw so many awesome cakes online and thought "No way can I do that".
Easier done than I thought and went ahead with this Homemade Dalek Birthday Cake. I made 3 8"x3" round cakes (1 for the base, 2 stacked for the Dalek). I basically traced a Dalek toy for a pattern, blew it up, and straightened the curves with a ruler. I used this pattern to cut through my partially frozen stacked cake.
The trickiest part was fondant. It was my first time using it EVER. I probably should have experimented with a plain shape but considering my lack of skill it turned out all right.
I made the arms/eye myself with sugar paste. You can't tell but they are silver dusted. I also brushed my Dalek with silver dust to make him look a little more metal-like. Black m&m's finished it. Walla. Exterminate!
With a little help from my boyfriend, these mini monsters were created for my birthday in February 2008.
The core of each Dalek is a mini chocolate Swiss roll, covered in extra melted chocolate. The dome was created with a marshmallow filled teacake 'glued' to the top. The stalks are candy sticks, the lights on the top are glace cherries - of which we bought several different colours! - and the dots are silver confectionery balls which were attached with more melted chocolate. This was the trickiest bit of all and most of them ended up sliding into a different position!
We also created a small legion of Cybermen. We used shop bought gingerbread men covered them in chocolate and decorated them with candy sticks and icing/gel.
This Dalek and Cybermen cake was an absolute hoot to do, my guests were very impressed and I cant wait til next year! Just gotta come up with something even better.!
The difficult part of this Dalek cake is getting the shape right. I found a paper template on the internet which really helped.
To make the main part of the body I made a large flat chocolate cake then cut 4 oval shapes out in decreasing sizes and stuck one on top of the other (biggest one on the bottom) with chocolate icing. I then trimmed this carefully to get the correct sloping shape (the front of a Dalek slopes much more gradually than the sides). For the head I made a cake in a rounded basin and stuck it on with chocolate icing then iced the whole thing in more chocolate icing.
I used red laces, squares of white chocolate and coloured smarties (you could use chocolate buttons) for the Dalek markings, chocolate sticks with marshmallows on for the Dalek sensors and small sweets on the head.
I made this Doctor Who Darlik Birthday Cake for my son on his ninth birthday. It took 11 hours to make. I started by making eight deep sponge cakes bases and I used a baked bean tin for its head and a small bowl for the top. I used butter icing with jam between each layer. I placed all the sponge bases on top of each other, then cut out the shape of the Darlik base using an electric carving knife.
I added the head and top then covered with apricot jam. I kneaded food colouring into a white fondant icing block to achieve the desired colour. I then rolled it out and cut to shape and placed over the sponge. Malteesers were pushed in the icing and tin foil was used for its, probes.