Rainbow Fantasy Dalek Cupcakes Exterminate My Husband


1 husband obsessed with Doctor Who (Tom Baker is his god)

2 free hours (very rare–may need to kill for this)

1 box of rainbow cake batter mixed to package directions

vanilla icing


rainbow licorice cut into small pieces

blue sugar crystals

maraschino cherries sliced in half

24 candles



Blast rock music.  Pour rainbow batter into large and mini cupcake pans.  Throw pans in hot oven.  Chop cherries and licorice with maddening speed (butter knife recommended).  Dip ends of licorice in blue sugar.  These are the Dalek eyes–make them pretty!  Stick halved cherries on half of the candles to make the silly little plungers.  Set the other candles aside for the gun arms.

Pull cupcakes out of oven before then turn into carbon.  Ice big cupcakes and out them upside down on a tray.  Ice small cupcakes and add as heads.  Line up M&Ms in the bottom cupcakes for the hemispheres aka Dalek bumps that decorate their skirts.  Stick eyestalks into heads and candles into body–half plunger, half plain.  Top with sweet, little licorice ears.

Give your newly minted Daleks a pep talk.  Inform the that, though you did a terrible job on the icing, they are the supreme beings of the universe and all other lifeforms must be destroyed.

Find husband.  Line him up in front of tiny Dalek army.  Wait until his guard is down: “OMG, they’re adorable!”  Light the candles/gun arms on fire.  Sing “Happy Birthday” as you take cover.  Enjoy!


9 thoughts on “Rainbow Fantasy Dalek Cupcakes Exterminate My Husband

    1. Thanks–I think I could’ve done the icing better, but after the twentieth Dalek, I got a little sloppy. 🙂 My best was two years ago when I made a full blown Dalek cake by baking the base in coffee cans and cutting them to size.

      1. My older daughter is a die-hard Dr. Who fan. For her birthday I made her a blue velvet cake that truly came out the color of a Tardis. I must try to make these for her – she will get such a kick out of them.

  1. These are awesome! I need to force my sister to make them right now (I don’t bake if I can help it). Now for the most important question. Are you also a Doctor Who fan, and if so, who is your favorite Doctor?

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