A dalek is a science fiction character found in the British TV series Doctor Who. They are evil alien mutants who travel inside cyborg shells and try to exterminate other beings. They are also funny-looking, and have inspired many cooks to recreate their appearance in tasty treats!
1. Dalek Oreo Cake Bites
Navaboo made daleks from Oreo cookies, cake, pretzels, almonds, candy, and frosting for a Doctor Who Series 6 kick-off party. The directions are posted at Flickr if you'd like to try these yourself! Image by Flickr user Navaboo.
2. Rice Krispy Dalek
Shawn Musho and Laura made a dalek out of Rice Krispys
for a friend's Doctor Who
-themed birthday party. The project took
...six boxes of rice krispies, a giant tub of peanut Butter, six bags of mini marshmellows, and tons of butter and corn syrup.
Of course, some of that got eaten along the way, but the end product was a great big tasty dalek! See pictures of the process in this album.
3. Blue Daleks
These blue dalek cakes
were made by Kyle, Raven, and Evan for Raven's birthday. Image by Flickr user hep svadja.
4. Dalek Decoration
Alicia made cupcakes decorated with black and white daleks to enjoy while watching the Doctor Who
season finale in 2008. Yes, the ball bearings are edible! Image by Flickr user ginnerobot.
5. Corinne's Cupcakes
Corinne was inspired to not only try some dalek cupcakes, but also to post pictures and instructions on her blog sparecake
. The one on the right aiming way up was named Derp.
6. Dalek Smash Cake
Sarah Slaven made a dalek cake with a surprise inside
. The top is a dome of chocolate, laid over two layers of cake decorated with cookies, candy, and marshmallows.
During a Doctor Who
-themed birthday party, Eli used a Sonic Screwdriver to smash the dome and reveal the tentacled dalek monster that controls the robotic dalek shell! The process of building this cake is laid out in pictures and instructions
7. Gingerbread Daleks
Nell at Snacks-acoricofallapatorius hand-cut these gingerbread daleks
. And she used edible ball bearings. That takes artistry dedication. The rest of us can just use dalek cookie cutters
8. Dalek Pie
Once you have the cookie cutters, you can make anything in the shape of a dalek! This photo is from dazmania83
, but there is no other information, like what kind of pie it is -but it sure looks good!
9. Birthday Daleks
Not only dalek cupcakes, but a TARDIS cake to accompany them! These were the centerpiece treats at Gary's birthday party in 2011. Image by Flickr user marence1.
10. The Dalek Jack-o-lantern
This stretches the meaning of "edible" just a bit, but a pumpkin is a fruit, after all! Julian carved this dalek-o-lantern
in 2010. See more pictures in this photo album
11. Dalek Egg
Again, stretching the definition of edible just a bit -because while eggs are edible, this project requires the inside of the egg to be blown out. But the shell that's left is pure awesome
. Nancy Sims created dalek eggs for a friend's birthday. The Flickr set
has the instructions accompanying each picture. The colors were added in a pysanky-style method using dye and wax. The appendages are painted matchsticks. Image by Flickr user PugnoM.