MASTICATE this Dalek cake! #Food#Pop Culture#birthdays#dessert#Doctor Who#geeky October 10 | Megan Finley meggyfin Imagine how excited I was to see this amazing, homemade Dalek cake pop up in our Offbeat Home Flickr pool. Go ahead… imagine… NOPE! Wrong, I was even more excited than you just imagined. So I asked Offbeat Homie Gem to exterminate elaborate on how she created this bad boy. My wee laddie requested a Dalek cake for his birthday and, having made him a green tentacled alien and a chocolate triceratops (both 3D) for previous birthdays, I knew he was expecting something good. I was totally stuck until I remembered the can of edible gold lustre spray in my cupboard and had my "Maltesers sprayed gold!" moment of inspiration. The rest kinda fell into place after that. It's made of chocolate madeira cake, which is fantastic for 3D shapes as it's got a pretty strong structure that's excellent for carving, but still tasty, moist, and not at all heavy to eat. Inside there's layers of sheet cake stacked up and topped with a small cake baked in a pudding basin, all glued together with raspberry jam (it gives a little fruity tang to cut through all that chocolatey-ness) then roughly carved into shape. Related Post Ever wonder what a TARDIS tastes like? Apparently it can now taste like whatever you want it to with Think Geek's TARDIS gelatin mold set! Obviously blue Jello is the way to... Read more I wanted to use as little fondant as possible (foul stuff!) so the body of the Dalek has a pretty thick layer of chocolate butter cream which acts as an excellent filler, smoother and stabilizer for the rather dodgy cake carving going on underneath. I think cakes should always taste as good, if not better than they look so try to keep fondant and food colouring to a minimum. I was extremely chuffed with the results and most importantly the small boy and his birthday guests were totally blow away! Bonus photo: This is what a Dalek in a refrigerator looks like. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS 4 secrets to living in another country for a few months on the cheap NEXT How to bring an old locker back to life Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I want to make all manner of terrible jokes. Can I have this cake and exterminate it, too? 😀 Edited to add: I am so lost for words over the punwothiness of this I actually forgot to say: THIS IS THE BEST CAKE EVER! 5 agree Reply Damn it. Why didn't I think of that!? Hilarious! Reply I couldn't eat it! It's too perfect, and frickin' badass!! 1 agrees Reply Brilliant! And bonus points for the Schiehallion in the background too. Reply Are you sure you haven't travelled in time recently?! Be sure you haven't…or it could try to kill you. Reply I think you should come over to my house and make me this cake. I'll provide beer. 1 agrees Reply What does a Dalek in a fridge say? REFRIDGERATE! *boomtish* 3 agree Reply Gawd damnit, I love you. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.