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
rainbow licorice cut into small pieces
blue sugar crystals
maraschino cherries sliced in half
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!