Thursday, July 14, 2011

I made: Doctor Who blue velvet cake

Last week it my misters birthday and he is a big Doctor Who fan so I decided to make him a dalek cake.. with a tardis center! So on the outside it looked like a standard cake decorated to look like dalek (robot).. but then you cut it open.. and it's a two layer blue velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on the inside with the colour of the tardis (time machine)! The recipe I used was from One For The Oven. (click link for recipe and pretty picture)

Some things I learnt from the recipe..
  • It says add 1 tablespoon of food colouring.. but I used about 4 tablespoons to get that deep blue colour.. but maybe my colours weren't deep enough to begin with.
  • I learnt that "1 stick of butter" means about 1 cup.
  • Cake flour isn't readily available in Australia but to make a similar version you mix 1 part cornflour to 3 parts plain flour.
  • My cream cheese frosting looked a bit yellow.. but I'm sure if I used good quality Philly it would have looked better, so probably my fault.
  • I am not sure why but I thought it was a bit more dense than I expected.
  • I used frozen blueberries in the centre so it didn't quite look the same but tasted fine.
  • To make the shape I had to cut bits of the cake off so when I applied the frosting it got a bit crumbly so it was a bit tricky to make the cream cheese frosting stay white (not with crumbs of blue..)
  • I decorated the outside with gumballs, blue licorice and other bits of lollies.
All in all it was good.. a bit of a longer process than what I am used to but I learnt all sorts of new things. It was pretty tasty.. I had been tasting the mix all day so at the party I didn't enjoy it that much but all the cake went quickly and everyone was super impressed. I can't wait to have kids (or more parties!) and bake them epic cakes! xo


  1. This is completely epic! I can barely cook a basic chocolate cake let alone something like this. Great work. I'm sure it was appreciate and enjoyed. x

  2. This is amazing!

    I can't wait to have kids and cook them epic cakes too :)

    x Jasmine

  3. This is so amazing. I'm definitely going to try this one myself!