Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…. Cupcakes.

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

1 egg

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

pretzel sticks

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.


Chocolate Daleks.


Matt Smith – making bow ties cool since 2010.

Now, excuse me whilst I go watch it again.

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