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.
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 align=”right”] 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!
This is what a Dalek in a refrigerator looks like.