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So delicious, we exterminated it all!”
by Mrs Hilton
I wasn't sure how effective this mould would be because of all the fiddly details, but as a die-hard Doctor Who fan (and a family who are the same!) I just had to buy this! I found the recipe (8-egg choc cake) on the product detail page, and gave it a go. I've never baked more than a 4-egg cake before so I was very apprehensive, but I used spray oil on the inside to grease the mould and it came out perfectly! I've read that it makes a good jelly mould too, so I'm intending to try that out for my son's birthday party. Pic: http://tinypic.com/r/120o28x/8
Published 06 10 2014
This review is for an older version of this product
by Michael Langford-Jackson
Use it for the first time, baked my daughter's birthday cake - it is Brilliant - The trick to getting the cakee out is to turn the mould upside down while cooling and let it drop out
Published 29 09 2014
Dalek Cake Pan”
by Laura Scott
Used the Dalek mould for the 1st time yesterday, was a bit unsure about the amount of mixture to use so i went for a 10 egg madeira was a little left over but wasnt to worried about that will still use the same measurements next time, It took just over 1.5 hrs to cook but i like to cook low and slow 150c, left it to cool in the mould and it popped right out this morning :-) I decided to cover mine in fondant turned out pretty well if i do say so myself bit fiddly at times but i didnt let it beat me. I would recommend this product just make sure you put the pan on a tray for stability :-)
Published 27 05 2014
I have just used this mould for my grandson, s birthday, I was totally happy with the way it cake out of the mould best one ever. I used cake release before I put the mixture in and it can out wonderful.....
Published 20 03 2014
Brilliant cake mould!”
Bought this to make a birthday cake but after reading reviews about the cake cooking unevenly i got scared so I got creative. The result? A giant Dalek chocolate Rice Krispie cake! The mould took 4x a "normal" Rice Krispie recipe to fill but by separating out 1/4 of the mix and crushing the Rice Krispies into a powder and using this for the first layer of the fill all the detail of the mould came out perfectly ready for decorating. 2 cans of edible gold shimmer spray, some black fondant icing and a couple of dolly mixtures later the result was one perfect, delicious Dalek.
Published 25 02 2014
Bought this for my sons birthday cake. I smothered every nook and cranny of the mould with Flora cuisine! I adapted a bero book recipe for the 8 egg mixture. The cake came out in one piece! However, the top was a bit singed so I would recommend a lower temp than 180c and place in on the very bottom shelf of the oven. Also put it on a baking tray for stability.
Published 04 02 2014
To help others - 8 egg recipe and cooking instructions is in the pdf on the product page - "how to decorate your darlek cake". Not obvious otherwise and took ages to find a recipe on google . 5 stars for the product 1 star for signposting the instructions.
Published 14 01 2014
I have just made a dalek cake. First time I have ever used a silicone cake mould. i read the reviews, used cake release spray ( brilliant). Made an 8 egg mix. In future however I would weigh my eggs as well and make them up to the same weight as the other dry ingredients. My cake was a little short on egg weight and didnt quite fill the mould when risen. ( My own fault). The definition was great. I used milk choc buttons to decorate , plus ready to roll icing,fot the little oblong bits and the bits down the side. Covered them all with edible glue and gold glitter. The result was excellent.
Published 14 01 2014
I love this cake mould. I've made 2 Daleks so far (both plain). As previous reviews have said, make sure the mould is well greased and it works brilliantly. I have used an 8 medium egg recipe both times.
Published 02 12 2013
by Vohn McGuinness
This cake mould is brilliant, with the cake having great detailing. I would recommend - use 8 egg cake mix; cover inside of mould with Wilton cake release; cook at lower temperature than suggested (maybe 160C); and leave in mould to cool before turning out.
Published 26 11 2013
Bought this to make for my big kid boyfriend. On the back of the box it said to make an eight egg recipe so I just made a Victoria sponge. The result was fantastic it came out easily (which is surprising as I used a oil/butter spray from a well know supermarket) and I love the details. A little buttercream and white icing makes a perfect plain canvas to start adding the finishing touches
Published 04 11 2013
I selected the correct oven temperature, used cake release to make sure it wouldn't stick, made an 8 egg mixture, poured it into the mould, put it carefully in the oven and set the timer for 1 hour. Should have gone perfectly. Except that about 20 minutes in, I smelt burning. When I opened the oven door, I found that the cake had come out all right: it had spilled all over the oven floor, and the mould was tipped onto one side. The oven temperature (180 degrees) had made the mould extremely wobbly and unstable. Not only were all the ingredients wasted, but I have to clean my oven.
Published 04 11 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to contact our customer services team. I'm glad they were able to put things right.
by Mrs lallyette
would be better if given a cake recipe. needs 8 egg cake mix, did get stuck first time will try one more time.
Published 25 10 2013
A note from the team: We hope you have better luck next time but to stop the mixture sticking you might want to consider cake release. This works so well on all bakeware.
by Mrs Strick
easy to use, easy to wash, my son was thrilled with his cake (i enjoyed it too!!!)
Published 10 10 2013
Dalek - third-time lucky”
Practicing for party, so 3 daleks in a week: 8-egg sponge twice (first with cocoa, second without) - over-cooked it the first time so it was dried-out but looked good, undercooked the second time - still looked good but raw in the middle (mould is very deep). Fed up with eating sponge cake (and 16 eggs down), tried Edd Kimber's red velvet http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/extermincake-try-our-red-velvet-dalek-cake-recipe/ Used fondant icing just for highlights (as box rather than picture here). Melted butter to grease mould, ages in the oven - head may be dry but will look like a dale
Published 08 10 2013
by Ivy Faith
Bought the Dalek cake mould as I am a MASSIVE fan of doctor who. I Had no idea how long to keep it in the oven for. I was using a 4 egg recipe which I doubled and put it in at 170 (fan oven). It took, over all, about 1 hour and 20 mins. the top of the cake is a lot shallower than the bottom, so was a little bit burnt, but the bottom was very thick and big but slightly undercooked. I have heard many people have problems getting cake out, but I used a pastry brush and LOADS of butter and it was fine. Tip:WAIT UNTIL THE CAKE IS COMPLETELY COOL BEFORE YOU TAKE IT OUT. But over all very pleased.
Published 04 09 2013
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dalek silicone cake mould excellent”
Top marks, to make this cake successfully you need to use cake release spray. When cake comes out of the oven put on a wire rack in the mould and LEAVE it there to cool over night completely. Next day release sides by moving them slightly then turn it upside down and sit it on the wire rack. With a little movement and wiggling it should just drop out !! I made a perfect cake and have some great photos of the cake including just as it cake out of the mould. Would love to be able to up load photos for all to see !! Thank you, this is my best cake yet.
Published 14 08 2013
A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review and sending us the photos of your Dalek creation. They look fantastic so we've passed them to our marketing team to see. The only downside would be having to cut into them to eat the cake as they look too good to spoil!
I bought one of these for my son's birthday cake. I have had a 'dummy run' with it & can confirm that an 8 egg cake mixture is the correct amount & that melted butter was a suitable greasing agent. However - please can you suggest a temperature & timing for the cake? It was cooked well on the outside but very soggy in the middle despite being put back into the oven once de-moulded. (Actually this helped define the sculptured bits). The finished result was more like a heavy sponge pudding and tasted nice with strawberries and cream. No good for a birthday cake though.
Published 13 08 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We'd recommend baking on 170 – 175c for 70 – 80 minutes, covering loosely with either parchment or foil after approximately 30 minutes. Check the middle is baked through with a cake tester before removing form the oven.
dalak cake mould”
Used mould for sons 18 birthday used 8 egg cake mix took ages to cook over an hour but released well from mould which I painted in butter and left cake to cool excellent result with blue and black icing to pick our highlights
Published 13 08 2013
Found a good recipe”
by Ms Spring
So after some very helpful advice from the good staff at Lakeland I got my recipe and made a cake. Actually I changed the recipe to a marble cake one and it works beautifully! Lots of piped butter cream and I think it's good a good Dalek, and I'm new to cake decorating too. The tin made it easy.
Published 12 08 2013