[UPDATE: Find my original TARDIS apron design in Bakingdom’s Etsy shop!]
I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a long four day weekend here, and man was it fun! The hubster’s birthday and Easter were both great. After a homemade breakfast ofÂ mini cinnamon rolls from the brilliant Jenny ofÂ Picky Palate, we had the kiddo’s Easter egg hunt, followed by mine. I think Easter egg hunts should be mandatory for adults as well as children, why should the kids get all the fun?!After successfully finding all but one egg that the hubster could not remember where on earth he put it, we had an awesome water balloon fight! It was a great day for it too, since it’s been in the 90′s here all week.
After we all dried off and cleaned up, the rest of the day was dedicated to the hubster’s birthday, so I got busy making his birthday cake. This year he decided he wanted a homemade butter rum cake with vanilla ice cream. I’m so glad he chose that because it was a-ma-zing. The rest of our Sunday was nice and lazy. We laughed, ate, relaxed, and played Scrabble. A perfect Easter/birthday Sunday.
Today, though. Today, I want to tell you about my Saturday, because Saturday was Doctor Who Day! And I had a viewing party. With cookies.
I also made myself a crafty to wear while watching my Doctor Who marathon, though. It was inspired by my Harry Potter apron and I sure do love it…
It’s my very own TARDIS apron!! There is pretty much nothing more recognizable and immediately linked to Doctor Who than the TARDIS, so I knew I had to find a way to make it into an apron. It had to be wearable and comfy, but still had to include all of the important details:
And the light on top. I went a little more abstract with this, using leftover gold tulle from my Gryffindor apron to represent the flashing light. I’ve also used some fun grosgrain ribbon, which is just as cute.
Of course, the “Police Public Call Box” absolutely had to be included. The hubster hand wrote the letters on for me in white crayon, then a painted over them with white fabric paint. He did an excellent job, don’t you think?
I am so very happy that I decided to make this apron! It absolutely makes me ecstatic when I wear it. I can’t wait to bake again just so I can wear one of my geeky, girly new aprons. Up next…I’m thinking a Ghostbusters or Star Trek version… I. Can’t. Wait.
Until then though, let’s talk about those cookies, huh? As soon as I decided to make cookies, I knew I wanted to make the Weeping Angels. They are, by far, my absolute favorite baddies from the show. I mean, they’re just brilliant. And terrifying. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a cookie cutter for them, and I didn’t have an angel cutter on hand, so i had to get creative.
In the end, I chose to print one of the angels out, cut it out, and use it for a template. It worked perfectly, so I did the same with a TARDIS shaped template. If you choose to cut cookies like this, here are some tips:
1. Make sure the dough is chilled and firm.
2. Use a sharp knife.
3. Keep flour on hand to dip the knife into as needed.
Once the cookies were baked, I drew the angels’ outlines on with black icing. I used the same template as a guide, but had to use some artistic license, since I couldn’t do very fine details. i would have loved to do a couple of angels with scary faces, but i just couldn’t get the details that clear.
And of course I had to make some TARDIS cookies. I also decided to make the new Doctor logo as well. You can’t have Doctor Who cookies without the TARDIS. Plus, how will the Weeping Angels kidnap the TARDIS if there is no TARDIS?!