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Cakes Too Pretty to Eat

This has nothing to do with KidLit, fantasy, or sci-fi. But it relates to CAKE! From cake artisan Olga Noskovaa and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“Russian confectioner Olga makes sweets that look like marbled mirrors. Although little is known about her, Olga’s Instagram is a source of envy for many. Luckily, reddit user SuperDrew124 shared the secret behind this mirror-like glaze:

Ingredients: 20 g Gelatin Powder, 120 g Water, 300 g Glucose, 300 g Sugar, 150 g Water, 200 g Sweetened Cond Milk, 300 g Chocolate (White, Milk, Dark or a combination), Food Coloring

Steps:

1) Bloom the gelatin in the water;
2) Boil the glucose, sugar & water;
3) Remove from heat and add the gelatin;
4) Add the cond milk;
5) Pour over chocolate and buerre mix to remove air bubbles;
Use at 35C/95F.

The marbling effect is achieved by pouring different color glazes together over the cake.”


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The 13 Best Doctor Who Cakes Of All Time

From the geniuses at Cake Wrecks – http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2013/11/23/sunday-sweets-who-loves-ya.html


(By Nerdache Cakes)

Much as I adore Tigger, I’m kinda bummed I can’t make a “Doctor POOH” joke here. But that’s ok; Piglet in a homemade Dalek costume MORE than makes up for it.

And speaking of Daleks:


(By Stacked Cakes)

WOW.

The ‘net is full of so many fantastic TARDIS cakes, it’s hard to narrow down the best ones.

Actually, I take that back; this one wasn’t hard to narrow down at all:


(By Leigh Henderson of theyrecoming.com)

This cake (yes, it’s cake!) is fitted with mirrors and lights to make it actually look bigger on the inside.

Here’s a peek inside the window:

Time for a cookie break!


(Sub’d by Christina C. and made by Cookie Cowgirl)

Daleks in party hats. YESSS.

And who’s the cutest widdle alien fat particle of all time?


(Found here, baker unknown)

IT’S YOU!

(No, not YOU you. I mean the adipose. Um. Awkwarrrd.)

As a Classic Who girl, these guys were always my favorite villains:


(By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes)

Still can’t get over how cute she managed to make a Cyberman look, though. I seriously want that cake in doll form!

And now for something a little steamy:


(By The Little Cake Patch)

If you think about it, Steampunk and Doctor Who really are a match made in the heavens, am I right?

And while we’re talking TARDISes TARDI TARDIS cakes, I love the galaxy airbrushing on this one:


(Made by Claudia’s Cakery)

It takes a lot to fool me with cake these days, but this next one did. I *still* have a hard time believing it’s not a wooden model:


(Sub’d by Kristy G. and found here)

Even if you’ve only watched Doctor Who since the reboot, I bet you still have a soft spot for Tom Baker:


(Sub’d by Emily G. and made by Border City Cakes)

It’s all about the scarf, right? And the crazy hair.
(I’m, uh, glad the baker went with the scarf, though. o.0)

And another excellent contribution from the original show:


(By Imaginative Icing)

K-9!

Sometimes you see a fan-built K-9 rolling around at conventions, and I so want one.

Even though I grew up on the show, I’m ashamed to admit I have a LOT of catching up to do with the new episodes. (Too many were making me cry!) I will catch up, though – I WILL.

Anyway, if you’re in the same boat – or if you’ve never seen ANY episodes and just want to know what all the fuss is about, then at least watch the episode “Blink.” It’s quite possibly the best episode of any sci-fi show EVER, and stands alone just fine.

Plus, after you watch that, you’ll know why everyone else is about to flinch away from their screens in terror:


(By the cake girl)

BOO!

Muahahahaha! 😀

Ok, one more, just so we can end on a less petrifying [smirk] note:


(By Michelle Sugar Art)

Woohoo! It’s a WHO-bilation!

(In my mind Doctor Seuss & the Doctor are friends, so that totally works.)