I love Doctor Who.
Just getting that out there.
It’s been one of those ‘sit down with the family on a Saturday evening’ tv shows ever since it got revived back in 2005. Damn, has it really been 8 years?! What?!
So it comes to no surprise that i’d been absolutely buzzing about the 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, for months!
…and today the wait was over!
Can I just say I would totally back a spin off series where Matt Smith and David Tennant, playing their Doctor’s, travelled across time and space together saving the world/universe….no matter how unfounded that would be.
Can I also adopt John Hurt as my grandpa?
And was I the only one who got stupidly giddy when Peter Capaldi came on screen? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Anyways, to commemorate the occasion my brother and I attempted to make some Doctor Who themed cupcakes. As you do.
Ahhhh look at them go!
Now, since it was a spontaneous decision I may have taken
a LOT a few of shortcuts…
The chocolate cake recipe was pretty simple:
100g self-raising flour
20g cocoa powder
1½tsp baking powder
140g caster sugar
40g unsalted butter
120ml whole milk
1tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven at 180°C.
Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
Add each mixture in turn to the butter/sugar mixture until you get a smooth batter.
Fill in cupcake cases and bake for 20mins.
Then when we got to the decorating stage, it generally involved a lot of ‘winging it’ with the help of a random assortment of baking stuff I decided to put in my trolley:
blue food gel food colouring
large and mini white marshmallows
pack of writing icing
gold decorative balls
candy stick sweets
tub of ready-made cream cheese frosting (I know, I know, I cheated!)
pack of red ready-to-roll royal icing (I know, such a cheater!)
tube of ready-to-pipe chocolate icing (Yeah, i’m going to hell.)
But all in all, we were pretty impressed with what we came up with… despite trying to rush out a recipe before Matt Smith graced my screen!
Little adipose marshmallows.
Matt Smith – making bow ties cool since 2010.
Now, excuse me whilst I go watch it again.