Evolution of the Dalek

I’ve been working on a post all week. It was long, it was serious, and it was going to be good. I kept coming back to it and working on it a bit, but couldn’t quite get it finished. Finally I realized why. It was long and it was serious but it was not good. It was crap & boring so I scrapped it and now you get this instead (you can thank me later)….

          

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The Evolution of the Dalek….cupcake.

My son turned thirteen last week. Usually that’s one of those milestone birthdays we celebrate a little bit bigger but he vetoed the idea of having a party.
I suggested a Doctor Who themed costume party (mostly so he could wear his awesome Halloween costume again).

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But he still said no.
Not to be deterred, I decided to throw the boy a surprise party. A Doctor Who themed surprise party of course.

So this week (along with working, crocheting an owl hat, and sewing a baptism gown) I’ve been covertly preparing to surprise and celebrate my son in nerdtastic style.
The party is tomorrow (or later today for all you non-nocturnal people) but I have a closet full of balloons, a candy filled pinata stashed away, and fourteen little Dalek cakes resting peacefully in my
freezer

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Here is the process of making, the evolution of, so to speak, the Daleks.

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Cupcake + minicupcake

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Frost all around & stick a candle in for the eye stalk (it’ll light up later). I made the mistake of using whipped frosting. I should’ve known better.

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Add white chocolate chips for the top bumps, a pretzel & a squashed skittle on a toothpick for the appendages, two stripes of gel icing near the top, and decorative candy beads in rows of three.
And there you have it: a sweet little Dalek.

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And in case you aren’t familiar with the Daleks…

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3 thoughts on “Evolution of the Dalek

  1. I can never work out time zones, so I hope he has/had a brilliant time. The cakes look great, he’s a lucky 13 year old! Did you get to dress up? I can’t quite help but think you might be living vicariously

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    • nights7 says:

      The party just wrapped up a bit ago. There were a couple bow ties & Ood masks incorporated into the games but no other dressing up.
      I do have almost as much fun with stuff like this as the kids do. 🙂

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  2. […] fault. If you’ve been reading our blog you might remember the Halloween costumes, the Dalek cupcakes, the incident with Scott Ian, the Tardis scarf, the bowties and seeing John Barrowman at […]

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