Just the icing on the cake.

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Cakey bits
So here's the wedding cake we did last weekend... I think it went over well, but I have to be honest and say that I was shooting for what was probably an unreasonable level of precision for the finished product - especially for my first cake of this type. Other than the pressure I put on myself, it was a lot of fun to do and I really did enjoy it. Sugar is just nowhere *near* as forgiving to work with as pixels :)

Everyone seemed to enjoy the result, and that was absolutely the goal of the gift - so in that regard it was a true success.

Edit: Since I was already asked separately, yes it's all edible with a few small-but-practical exceptions. The "tiers" (the base and the middle) are foam board wrapped in fondant, and were planned to be that way from the get-go to support the weight of the cake. The cake itself contains 5 chopsticks: two to support the second tier (holding the upper body) and one each for the core of the three arms. The lower half of the body is white cake frosted with vanilla buttercream and wrapped in coffee fondant. The copper balls are all fondant, and the piping is just royal icing. The upper half of the body is sculpted from Rice Krispie Treat that was then covered with fondant and piped with details. The little armor plates and the accessories on the arms are made of sugar candy (gumpaste). The whole thing weighed about 10 pounds. Dassit.

(it survived the car trip to the wedding)

Yay dalek cake. :) That's awesome.

It rocked. It rocked visually and it was delicious. Score. Big score.
So, yes, I liked it.

I can't wait to see some more of the actual wedding photos "in context" for some reason it looked better after we got it there than when we left hehe.

That is pretty darn awesome, sir!

Thanks :D

We had to steampunk it up a little to hide some imperfections. It's hard to get "cake" and "sharp angles" into the same sentence :)

Just call it a "Safety Dalek" -- all sharp edges coated with Nerf to protect the wee ones!

"Your friends don't Dalek and if they don't Dalek, well they're no friends of mine..."

That's really impressive. Me likey.

You did a great job!! I know a few Doctor Who fans who'd probably attempt to steal that cake ^_-



TARDIS loaf next? :)

Was a gorgeous cake, and it tasted pretty good, too. johnridley has his wedding pics uploaded....lemme rummage....here.

Very neat. I hope you don't mind, I've blatantly stolen this image and tacked it on to my wedding album online.

Wow, that's super fancy. I didn't know that you were doing something THAT complicated. I bow to your cake prowess.

Warning! Warning! Will Robinson.

very cool. :) At first I thought the cake was #8, which I totally believed you were capable of making. You are an artist, after all. :)

I told Will, "Bovvus make an 'Ace of Cakes' cake."

Wow... that is an incredible cake..

You're fabulous and the Dalek cake is too.

Yeah, I'm going to want to see more of those wedding photos to get an idea of what the bride and groom were thinking.

Great looking cake though. I know the site Cakewrecks does accept photos of good cakes.

Yay, you're like Duff from Ace of Cakes!

Only less hairy! Slightly.

I take it the cake was exterminated?

Daleks don't have mouths!

Why in the world are there so many bearded men in the comments of this entry? I count twelve. Am I missing something?

Wait doesn't everybody have a beard?

Genetics don't treat all of us equally. I'm allowed to be bitterly jealous. =(

(Kudos on the cake, by the way.)

I'll put in a good word with the follicle fairy for you ;)


Does it count if I AM the beard?! ;)

Hey if it's good enough for Tom Cruise...

First comment here! Come from beefandnoodle blog. You surely made a great cake!

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