Doctor Who Christmas Challenge

Back in October I wandered upon a new blog The Perfect Brownie. How did I get there you may ask…was I looking for the PERFECT brownie? Not at the time. I was looking at Doctor Who posts online and I came across her #TimelordChefs Challenge!! They were featuring creations based around the most recent season and Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Being the good Whovian that I am I instantly made contact and asked how to get involved and, well, here we are!

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So I racked my brain for the perfect Doctor Who Christmas scene to recreate…and then it dawned on me…DONNA!! The Runaway Bride! It was perfect…a Doctor Who Based Wedding Cake!

The idea was perfect…the execution…um…it was wibbly wobbly.

Take 1

I decided to make a white TARDIS with blue accentsย out of while cake and buttercream frosting to represent the wedding that wasn’t. I started by stacking my cake. I already see the problem…I lined them up identically…and without evening them out. I was doomed

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I did wise up and realize that some trimming was needed. So I cut my leaning cake tower into a slightly more TARDIS shape.

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And so the leaning begins. Now, it doesn’t help that not only was I using homemade icing…I used homemade powdered sugar to make it (granulated sugar and a little corn starch in your coffee grinder…your welcome). My frosting was falling apart before my eyes and was not acting very glue-like.

 

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But I kept trying. (I’ll just hide my face in shame over here. Someone send chocolate and vodka.)

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It only got worse (HOW?!) when I added the super cool TARDIS blue glittery icing that I bought. The icing was crazy thick and unmanageable. The blue goodness wouldn’t even work with my frosting tip that attached to the end.ย AND there was a hole in the packaging.ย I was a sad panda.

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I ended up globbing some on there so that I could complete this fun challenge/experiment. It was embarrassing.ย It was so bad that the only picture that exists of it is on my personal Twitter. I was too ashamed to share on the blog Twitter.

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UGH….I hang my head in shame. To destroy all evidence of this atrocity I set it in the middle of my 3 kids and let them have at it. It was gross. They looked like a pile of Smurfs when we finally pulled the plate away.

Take 2

I knew I needed to redo it. BUT WHEN?! I was already pretty down to the wire to get my post done. I headed off to get cake pop sticks and different blue icing with 2/3 of my crazy midgets in tow (not an easy feat when the little man decides to nap strike FOR A WHOLE WEEK!

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Now…you may notice some orange icing there…on my mission to re-up on supplies I didn’t buy enough white icing, so I had to substitute something that I already had…orange. This actually works since my cake is centered around the redhead Donna Noble! I’m making miracles happen, people!

This try I also made more cake! I made a 8in round and two smaller cakes. I ended up only using one of the small cakes for the new and improved TARDIS so there is a nice hunk of cake in my fridge waiting for a project. (cake pops?)

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Doctor Who Christmas Challenge - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comThis icing project was not going great. Crumbs everywhere. Thinner icing than I had thought. I went with it.

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So I got a little creative. I used the blue icing to decorate the TARDIS in opposite colors and marshmallows to hide my bad icing job around the edges.

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It was starting to look cute!! Wahoo!! But I still had a huge white space on it and I knew that my piping skillz were not up to par. So I did a little Google-ing and I found this.

Doctor Who Christmas Challenge - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comDonna’s name in Gallifreyan!!!! It looks simple enough for me to repeat in icing and at this point I am willing to try just about anything.

Doctor Who Christmas Challenge - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comI think it came out PRETTY DARN GOOD!

In Conclusion

So in the end, my cake turned out okay. The Time Lord Christmas Special was always about the decorations for me. At one point I had actually considered trying to make an edible snowglobe! I now realize that was very silly!

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Thank you The Perfect Brownie for hosting this super fun event! I can’t wait to hear what the next challenge will be! Maybe I will be able to make a bow tie or a fez…or maybe some fish fingers and custard! A girl can only dream.

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14 Comments

  1. Katie @ ThePerfectBrownie

    Donna’s wedding cake! With the TARDIS! Donna’s name in Gallifreyan! I love it!

    I am always blown away by my companions of the #TimeLordChefs. No matter what I think everyone else will do, I’m always completely surprised.

    I really enjoyed watching Donna as a companion. Her character was very believable and brought a grounding touch of realism to all those adventures.

    Again, great job! Thanks for participating!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you for hosting!! Donna is my absolute FAVORITE companion…she was real with the Doctor. I cannot wait for the next challenge!

  2. Giramuk’s Kitchen

    I LOVE IT!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I remember the first time I did a stacked cake and it just started crumpling infront of me… I handled my first disaster with less finesse than you. (I cried and locked myself up in my room till I was ready to face the mess. haha!!) I love the final result though! Especially the Gallifreyan touch.Plus marshmallow on cake? Count me in! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Welcome to the Time Lord Chefs Anne Marie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      Hahahaha! I laughed the entire time I made the first cake…it’s level of failure was just too funny! The #TimeLordChefs has been so much fun! I love that it got me to go back and watch older episodes thatI hadn’t seen in years ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. BritishMumUSA

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a Whovian!!!! I was born a Whovian, and I love that you thought about what event you were making this for. of course Donna’s wedding, brilliant…. Glad you did a cake and Fish sticks and custard!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      YAY!! I love that a native Whovian liked it! Donna was always my favorite companion so I had to do something inspired by her…down to the “ginger” filling!

  4. Vohn’s Vittles

    Love love love this Anne-Marie. I had tears of laughter rolling down my face. Your writing style is fantastic, as is your decorating style! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I too have dreams of creating an edible snow globe! How silly we are!
    Welcome to Time Lord Chefs. Can’t wait for more crazy Whovian mayhem in the future! ;-D

    • mrsdmeeks

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the warm welcome! I am in love with these challenges and cannot wait to see what is next!! Cheers!

  5. Sarah (Ruffles and Rain Boots)

    Girl, you are crackin’ me up! I’ve been watching the Dr almost as long as I’ve been able to focus my eyes and I think your cake is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anne-Marie, you are awesome. I wish we lived closer so we could have watching parties – no one I know out here loves it as much as I do.

    • mrsdmeeks

      YES!!! I fought it for the longest time, but then sat down with hubs one day and got addicted! I’m so glad that you liked my Donna cake! It stressed me out, but then I hit the point where I was in a fit of laughter over it!

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