I Need Ideas For A 80's Themed Cake!

Decorating By BakingGirl Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 2:38am by laceycakes

BakingGirl Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 7:34pm
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A friend throwing her husband a 80's themed party for his 40th birthday, and she has asked me to do a cake for the party.

I have Googled 80's theme and it throws so much stuff at me I don't know where to start. There is Miami Vice, leg-warmers, Dallas and Dynasty style, neon, skinny ties etc etc - but how to make a cake out of it? I would prefer to do a cool 3-D sculpture cake instead of a traditional tiered cake.

If anybody has any bright ideas please send them my way. I the meantime I need to go and continue the arguement with my husband about who gets to go as Crocket and who goes as Tubbs.

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sadsmile Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:48am
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Boombox with a double tape deck for dubbing. Correction A BIG boombox...hahaha

BakingGirl Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:07pm
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Never got the email to say I had a reply, good thing I checked.

Thanks sadsmile, I must check with the birthday boy's wife to see if that is something he was into.

Any other ideas??

CookieD-oh Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:25pm
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How about an old arcade game like Pac Man or Space Invaders? Or, better yet, a tv with an Atari and joystick controllers hooked up to it?

BakingGirl Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:29pm
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Thanks CookieD-oh, that is a cool idea. Or maybe an old style computer, that could also work.

dstbni Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:33pm
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How about one of those keyboard guitars?

CookieD-oh Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:54pm
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BakingGirl Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:02pm
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Aaaah, look at that! Brings back the memories.... that green glowing typeface, guaranteed to make your eyes water in minutes.

tbittner Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:06pm
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What about a Rubik's Cube along with some other "toys" like the Atari or Pac-Man.
Converse high tops, boom box, big shade sunglasses, neon airbrushed cut off t-shirts, the mullet...Look in any stores today, it is all coming back!

Have fun with this one!

sadsmile Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:13pm
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LOL actually shopping at Walmart one learns that none of these trends ever left. There are alwasy a few odd balls that have kept ALL that stuff alive. (((Shudder)))

msulli10 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:30pm
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How about Platform Shoes!

this-mama-rocks Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:32pm
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I think a Converse high top in neony-pastels with a set of Walkman headphones sitting on top (like the Converse is listening to the Walkman) would work.

Mom0971 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:09am
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Maybe also something from the bands of the 80's depending on what music he liked. Say Kiss or Van Halen etc. Oh what about the collar on shirts be turned up too. I know that is vague but I do remember the fashion trend though. you could also do a movie themed 80"s with names and icon's from the different 80's movies. Breakfast club, Pretty in Pink, Goonies, ahhh taking me back to my pre teens and such. Good times.

becklynn Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:25am
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Maybe the original Mtv logo...

laceycakes Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 2:38am
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How about those handheld football games? I remember those being really popular with the guys when I was a teenager. Everything else I thought of has already been mentioned.

Oh... wait... cassette tapes and vinyl records were still around back then.

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