My daughters friend is having a small (30 ppl or so) party this weekend and it is 80s themed. These kids were barely walking in the 80s, let alone part of the "genre"...
So...being a teen/young adult in the 80s myself, I remember what it was like, but I have no idea how to put it in cake form, without using a rubix cube, MTv or legwarmers??
Any ideas out there?
Exactly how old is this guy? There were alot of toys and cartoons that you could use that were very popular during that time period and depending on the ages of the people they very well might remember them.
My Little Pony
Fragile Rock (sp?)
Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Heck, my first thought was a rubik's cube. How about Dukes of Hazzard?
This question was asked on another website and here are some of the replies that was given
NASA Space Shuttle Launch
My Little Pony
And of course, there is the fashion and hairstyles!
Oh yes, the fashion...can't forget the Madonna-wanna-be's and the thin pink and purple ties for guys
He is 19...and a musician. He wants all of the "ugly a$$" colors (his words, not mine lol!!) like neon yellow, green, pink and orange.
I will probably do the standard "record" cake with neon deco and border...
Jeesh - couldn't we have been a little more creative in the 80's???
Thanks for the ideas. Maybe I will give him a "My Little Pony" for his b-day!
I got it and this will cover all the "ugly ass colors"
Pac man. He was neon yellow and all the little mops monsters that tried to catch him, not to mention the cherries and other aids that helped pac man.
Actually, incorporating pac-man and other 80's memorabilia is a good idea I was thinking doing the record top, then on the sides make little figurines of pac-man, a little rubix cube, the MTv symbol, maybe a transformer...
Kind of an all-in-one effect. Too much?
NEVER! That's what the 80s were all about...big hair, big clothes, big everything....
Maybe you should go all out and use staircases with plastic figurines and a fountain. Oh no, somebody better close the can of worms I probably just opened.
No I think it would be "gnarly". Kind of like a cake collage
Having all that with the big fountain/staircase display would be awesome! What a fun wedding idea Valley Girl meets Prince!
My 1st thought was Big Hair Bands. And since he's a musician.... How about something like a keyboard border (those dang synthesizers were the thing back then) & I thought of something like this for a topper. Not necessarily w/ wafer paper, but the look of it, reminds me of big hair. Could easily be done w/ gumpaste.
I LOVE the piano keys idea...I think I will use that. Not so sure I have time to experiment with big hair, but that sure is a neat cake Mine would end up all floppy - like dirty hair, not so much big!
With gumpaste it would be dry in about an hour! That stuff dries soooo quick I love it when I don't have to worry about someone eating it. And you can roll it super thin. If you had 1/2 a styro ball you could cover it in gumpaste & glue pieces to it b/c you wouldn't need something as big as the cake I posted. It's just that cake reminds me of "big hair".
Not saying you have to do it, but it would be easier to do than it seems.
One of my first thoughts about the 80's was "boom boxes". Remember people struttin' around with them propped on their shoulders?
(((Kick up the bass!)))
I can't wait to see what you do with this one!!! I'm sure it'll be way cool! Or "totally tubular"!
Thank you ladies for ALL of your wonderful ideas! The cake is the latest in my pics...I am very happy with it. I think he will LOVE it! The ideas you gave me were like "Oh my god!" (In my most pathetic valley girl pitch )
The cake turned out great! How in the world did a cassette slip my mind? I so remember making tapes of all my favorite music. If he doesn't love it then he needs a little persuasion. I know it'll be a hit!
Wow!!! That came out AWESOME!!!!