Just some of the details I threw together last minute for my husband’s bday dinner. It was supposed to be a small, informal affair, but I thought of a few things while he was watching Doctor Who last night. :)
The crack in the universe appeared in my pie…
Finished product. Mostly. Looks good. Gonna see if I can make the blue darker. I think I’ll eat it.
TOO BAD I THEN ENDED UP DROPPING IT AND BREAKING IT:
We’re celebrating Doctor Who Week even behind-the-scenes at BBC America. Take a look at what some of our talented colleagues came up with for our Doctor Who Bake-Off.
My friends’ mom made this wonderful cake for me!!!! It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen up close in terms of homemade cakes.
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Chocolate Bar. Each pack contains a 50th anniversary sticker – 11 to collect.
Out of Lakeland in the UK.
We are putting in our order for the 50th, international shipping be damned.
- 3 tbsp boiling water
- 1 1/2 tbsp red gel colouring
- 60g cocoa powder
- 375ml buttermilk
- 525g plain flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 335g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 525g caster sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 medium eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 160°C / 140°C fan / Gas mark 3 and grease the Dalek mould really well (spray grease is best for this).
Mix the water and colouring in a small bowl. Add the cocoa and buttermilk and mix until smooth. Put to one side. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Put to one side.
In a large bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer until light and creamy (should take around 3 minutes). Add the sugar and vanilla extract, and beat for another 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until fully combined before adding another….
I got to make a Doctor Who cake for a Doctor Who Day Birthday! Only my 3rd cake that I got to do entirely on my own, and I was lucky enough to have a Whovian walk in.
I was having a mopey morning so I baked Adipose shortbread. Day has instantly improved.
You can get yourself an Adipose cookie cutter and other geeky bake ware from this etsy store.
hat tip to youareasonginmyheart for sending in this post!
The University of Southern California has cool people working at its milkshake bar. TARDIS themed icee
If you saw this week’s Doctor Who adventure The Rings of Akhaten, you may find yourself unaccountably pining for a scone in the Lake District. You may not even be sure where the Lake District is, or if it is actually a real place (it is), but it won’t stop the smacking of chops and gnawing in the belly.
Admittedly, the Doctor’s most very favorite scones are not only in the Lake District but the Lake District of the roaring ’20s, but, in the absence of TARDIS’s of our very own, here are five highly-ranked (by Tripadvisor) tea shops in the area, as of right now…
Click through for the full list from Anglophenia
I NEED THESE TO LIVE
Blimey those cupcakes look absolutely…