TARDIS Blue Velvet Cupcakes

27 Aug

Doctor Who is back!!!!! Are you as excited about this as I am? You should be. Because from what I can tell, Peter Capaldi is going to be an amazing 12th Doctor. To celebrate the start of Season 8, I whipped up some TARDIS cupcakes – they have blue velvet cake base, frosted with blueberry cream cheese buttercream, and topped off with the light on that old time machine, in the form of a white chocolate chip.

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It’s sweeter on the inside!

Chris and I went to watch the season premier at 42 Lounge, a nerd bar in downtown Milwaukee, and of course we had to dress up! Though, it’s a little weird for a TARDIS to be eating a TARDIS….

Doctor and TARDIS

Photo courtesy of Steven Greenwood

Me and my friend & photographer, Steven.

Me and my friend & photographer, Steven.

He could be Tennant's twin! Photo Courtesy of Steven Greenwood

He could be Tennant’s twin! Photo Courtesy of Steven Greenwood

I brought these fun cupcakes with us, and immediately made friends with every other Whovian in the bar. Helps that we enjoyed some Sonic Screwdrivers and Companion shots along the way.

Sonic Screwdriver

Sonic Screwdriver Cocktail. Photo courtesy of Steven Greenwood

Whether you watch the next episode at home with friends, or out with some fellow nerds, bring these cupcakes, and maybe even some Jammie Dodgers with you! You’re sure to impress – after all, there’s about 2,000 years of Time Lord to celebrate!

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Photo courtesy of Steven Greenwood

TARDIS Blue Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Buttercream

Makes 24 cupcakes

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 3/4 C water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick (1/2C) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8oz) reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 C fresh blueberries, mashed
  • 3-5 C powdered sugar
  • 5 drops blue food coloring
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 24 white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 cupcake tins with plain white or blue liners. Set aside.

Mix together cake mix, oil, water and eggs until thoroughly combined. I chose the “alternative” instructions so as to reduce the fat content.

Spoon or scoop batter into lined cupcake tins. Bake at 325 for 18 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few minutes in the tins. Pop them out and let cool completely on a cooling rack.

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In the meantime, make your buttercream. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together. Add mashed blueberries and almond extract, and combine. Add powdered sugar, one half cup at a time, and continue mixing until desired flavor is reached. Add the blue food coloring – may need to add more to achieve the right color blue.

Store buttercream in the fridge until you’re ready to frost the cupcakes – this will help set the buttercream and make it easier to use.

Pipe or spread the buttercream onto cupcakes once they are completely cooled. Garnish with a white chocolate chip on top – that’s the light on top of the TARDIS! Keep cupcakes stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve, especially if it’s warm out.

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The Dalek has the TARDIS!

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4 Responses to “TARDIS Blue Velvet Cupcakes”

  1. Katie @ ThePerfectBrownie October 29, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I love these! Too cute!

    You would be very welcome to join us at the next Time Lord Chefs event. 🙂

    What do you think of Series 8?

    • xtinaluvspink October 29, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks so much! My creative juices are already flowing.

      I’m on the fence so far about S8. Some episodes are great, others are lacking. But Twelve is phenomenal!!

      • Katie @ ThePerfectBrownie October 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

        I love Capaldi. I think he’s an excellent actor. However, I think the writing has been very, very uneven- especially concerning his character. Plus, I’m not the world’s biggest Clara fan. 🙂 I’m kind of hoping for a new companion next year.

      • xtinaluvspink October 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

        I mirror your remarks! Though Clara is sort of growing on me – slowly.

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