Published on August 19th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley
I’ve seen a lot of superb Dalek cakes (and even a Davros or two) in my short span as a Doctor-Who-cake-looker-upper, but none have been quite as dazzling and realistic as that one in the picture that you’re currently salivating over instead of reading this article.
And since you’re not reading this, I’m not even sure why I’m bothering to tell you that this cherry-chocolate masterpiece is two feet tall, took 50 hours to make, and weighs roughly 20 kilos.Â It’s so heavy that the cake crafters had to design the head and base to be made out of styrofoam to subtract the need of a forklift for transportation!Â So should you ever meet this cake, erm… don’t eat that part.
Stacked, an online company in existence thanks to a passion for custom cake-baking shared by its employees, created the cake after the partner of Australian manager Tenele Perkins requested one for his birthday.Â According to Perkins,
“It had to be perfect – a true Doctor Who fan would have it no other way.
“I wanted to make a Tardis, nothing too hard, fitted into my schedule, but no it had to be a giant Dalek.
“This cake was a challenge but ended up better than we could have imagined.”
Just to clear things up, I can’t take the credit for the rather wonderful “Ex-ter-mi-cake title of this article.Â The ones to blame for that are the folks at Stacked themselves as described in a report on the cake from Newslite, which you can read here.