Last weekend we had our 12 year old’s Dr. Who party at Monster Mini Golf in Seekonk.
I made an effort to have some cool Dr. Who themed treats and a neat Tardis backdrop along with some printables. I will be making Dr. Who printables available for free download soon. In the meantime, here are the free custard cupcake wrappers.
I am putting the Tardis printables below here for FREE. The only one I didn’t list here is the “police telephone” sign that I used. I may do it in an update with a file you can type the birthday person’s name in.
I also want to do a tutorial on how I made it, but I haven’t had time yet. Here is the quick and dirty details:
I used an old tri-fold board that my son had used for a science project. I cut one of the cardboard flaps off one side and added it to the other side. This gave me two equal sections instead of three. I made the top out of cardboard boxes cut into the shape of the tardis roof and covered the whole thing in blue construction paper. I added black construction paper at the top to give me the Public Call box area, and then used the printables to add details.
Check out my previous post on how to make the fish finger cookies. I decided for the custard cupcakes, that a white chocolate ganache would look best. What I should have done though, since I used chocolate cupcakes, is to lightly frost the chocolate cupcakes with white buttercream frosting before attempting to dip them in ganache. It would have made the coverage easier.
For the Dalek cupcakes, I used printables from Wyzant on Deviant Art. Instead of dying the frosting all different colors, I used colored ganache to dip the frosting. It was MESSY, but cute enough. Recipe for microwave ganache can be found here.
I was really determined to make cool cookies this time. The Daleks turned out the best, and I did not get a good up-close picture of them (figures).
I think they were cute. The only drawback to cookie cupcake toppers is that they are heavy. So make them small if possible.
The cake was a simple round cake with buttercream frosting. I printed mini figures of Dr. Who, Clara and my son with a “happy birthday” sign to add decoration to the cake, and used one of the Tardis cookies to make it look like the Tardis had landed on the cake. I am not a baker, but this was fun to do, and it looked pretty good too.
If I had had more time, I would have used some of these amazing Dr. Who paper craft printables from Cyberdrone on Deviant Art, but my week didn’t turn out like I had imagined.
If you want to see more pictures, check out my post on Catch My Party.