When you want to celebrate a love that will last through all of time and space, why would you have anything but a Doctor Who themed wedding? But if you search Doctor Who wedding ideas on le internets, you find a lot of suggestions for attire, cake (like my TARDIS cake!), bow ties and blue decorations, but not enough of the little unique personal details I so adore in weddings.
I also noticed a lot of the ideas were based on the Dr Who reboot. May I just add a little personal opinion here? If you’re going to say you’re into Doctor Who enough to have a themed wedding, please, please, PLEASE tell me you’ve watched more than the reboot, or I will be judging you. Last week, the Godfather and I took bitty out to tea and the table next to us started talking about Doctor Who. Naturally, my ears perked up, and when party 1 asked party 2 if they had ever watched the older episodes, party 2 – who claimed to be a serious Whovian – said no, because the old episodes are boring. It took much Southern belle restraint not to interject on how that so makes party 2 a poser… or whatever term you young people are using these days.
First of all, there’s a lot of cultural history in the early Doctor Who episodes and you can’t fully appreciate the reboot without seeing the early versions of the Doctor because the reboot references the earlier Doctors quite a bit. I know this because we started with the reboot, went back to watch the original episodes, and then enjoyed the reboot so much more. Second, the campy special effects from the original Doctor Who series are entertaining in their way. If you need constant glamorized special effects to be entertained, go watch a Michael Bay film, you clearly cannot appreciate the Doctor.
Speaking of which, I am finally starting Season 8 and the Peter Capaldi Doctor Who episodes. Someone in L’s office mentioned he didn’t like the Peter Capaldi interpretation of the Doctor because it seemed flat. After watching a few episodes, I beg to differ, I rather like it. It’s a change from the previous three doctors (all of whom I appreciated in their way), and has a bit of a Tom Baker feel. Tom Baker is my favorite of the original series Doctors, so I’m interested to see more.
Back to weddings and these cookies. Nicole, at Little Blog on the Homestead is getting maaaaaaaaaaarrrrrriiiieeeed to her sweetheart Dustin, and so a few bloggy friends and I got together and decided to throw her a virtual bridal shower! She didn’t have a defined wedding theme, so it was sort of a free for all, and knowing that Nicole is a huge Doctor Who fan, I wanted to make her something unique and personal, and of course, Doctor Who themed. The Google was not very helpful here, but I’m always up for a challenge and I came across a nifty English to Gallifreyan translator.
The original plan was to make blue macarons, paint “Dustin and Nicole” in Gallifreyan on the shells and ship some to her, but it was about 100 degrees outside last week and there was just no way I could safely and economically send her macarons. I know it’s a “virtual” shower, but I feel like if you inspire something I create, and it’s something I can ship, you get to try it. Actually, the original original plan got a bit out of hand as I was going to make an entire dessert table of homemade Doctor Who themed goodies with a TARDIS cake centerpiece, and then I realized I needed to scale it down a bit. Maybe a future post, yes?
Since macarons weren’t going to safely ship in the heat, we move on to the next easiest surface – a sugar cookie. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, cut circles, flood, transpose the design, trace, edge, and dust with shimmer. Because you need shimmer to look like stars. And it’s sparkly. You can use a nearly identical method to make fondant cupcake toppers or trace the design on a cake. I think these cookies make a great Doctor Who wedding favor though, because even the non-Whovians like cookies.
I hope you enjoy my tutorial! Be sure to scroll past the “recipe” box to see the other wonderful bridal shower ideas. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding Nicole! I hope it’s a beautiful day to mark the beginning of a joyful new chapter in your lives!
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