I’ve been working in the realm of fandom for a long time. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many talented and crafty fans. And yes, I’ve seen quite a few geeky cakes. But, this TARDIS cake is, by far, one of the most impressive cakes I’ve ever seen.
Leigh Henderson, a cake artist and theatrical designer, took to her website, Do It Myself, to showcase just what happens when sci-fi geek meets designer meets baker. She created a quarter scale (or two-f00t-tall) TARDIS cake that looks like it’s bigger on the inside, with the help of two convex mirrors!
Using a combination of fondant, buttercream, cake, gum paste, royal icing, food coloring, luster dust and rice paper, along with batteries, plywood, mirrors and white LEDs — the TARDIS cake was born. And the majority of the cake is edible! (Although, I think I’d have trouble eating such a work of art!)
And don’t think the geekiness stopped with design aesthetics. Leigh decided to make banana cake with chocolate buttercream icing, because the Doctor said, “You should always bring a banana to a party. Bananas are good.”
Have you ever tried your hand at Doctor Who-inspired baked goods? Leave a comment below. Oh, and allons-y!
- TARDIS Cake by Leigh Henderson
- More Doctor Who crafts on GeekCrafts
- More TARDIS crafts on GeekCrafts