80's Theme Anyone??

Decorating By pieceacake830 Updated 18 Jan 2010 , 6:21pm by step0nmi

pieceacake830 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:30am
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I have a big dinner dance coming up in 2 weeks, and I am clueless! They are having an 80's theme, and all I can think of is big hair and leg warmers! LOL.. But I want to get going on this, but not sure where to start. Any ideas out there??? anyone??? I have to serve around 200-225 people...

Thanks for your help!
Debbie

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cownsj Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:36am
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I found this in today's favorites. It's a pac man cake: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1559168

Jeep_girl816 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:39am
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Neon and geometric shapes. Lots and lots of neon!!!

Renaejrk Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:46am
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Are you planning on a tiered cake or sheet cakes? or both? That's a lot of servings!

cownsj Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:54am
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a boom box with cassettes

Renaejrk Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:00am
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RUBIX CUBE!!! that is an awesome idea! If you didn't want to do it for the whole cake, at least a layer!!

Mrs-A Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:05am
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gosh.... trying to think that far back....

smurfs
pacman
michael jackons thriller came out
cabage patch dolls i think
Mr T
rubic cube
didnt the berlin wall come down in the late 80's??
Macintosh came out their first computer too by memory
movies, ghost busters, ET and for TV miami vice

how to put them on a cake - no idea, but this is what i remember

step0nmi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:06am
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A Rubik cube is perfect for that stuff! I think there is a really good example on this site. you could even do a pac man cake

Lita829 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:26am
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Roller skates
Neon colors
boom Boxes
Something with the show "Fame" incorported in it...that was pretty big in the 80's

I am trying to think of the big movies of that time but I am drawing a blank icon_sad.gif

cownsj Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:46am
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Saturday Night Fever theme
a disco ball
anything disco
Xanadu theme with a roller skate
E.T.
Moonstruck
Ferris Buehler's Day Off
A Christmas Story (yuck, I hate this movie, but it is popular) - do the leg lamp from the movie.

Any of the top movie themes, or combined. A VCR with a tape.

leahk Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:52am
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Originally Posted by Lita829


I am trying to think of the big movies of that time but I am drawing a blank icon_sad.gif




Dirty Dancing!

sweet-n-sassy Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:08am
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anything MTV, cassete tapes, head phones, boom boxes, lots of neon colors, acid wased jeans......i keep thinking of the opening of Saved by the Bell, lol, good luck, hope this helped!

Darthburn Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:08am
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Do an ALF cake.

Yeah, ALF in roller skates... with a disco ball.

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step0nmi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:26am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lita829

Roller skates
Neon colors
boom Boxes
Something with the show "Fame" incorported in it...that was pretty big in the 80's

I am trying to think of the big movies of that time but I am drawing a blank icon_sad.gif




Back to the Future icon_lol.gif

SugarFrosted Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 8:11am
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Here's a list of the Top 100 Movies of the 1980's (1980-1989):
http://www.eightyeightynine.com/film/top100_boxoffice.html

And here's a little 1980's popular culture history to spark your creativity:
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1980s.html

Good Luck!
Anna

dandelion56602 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 8:40am
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Here's one I found while looking for something else today. I thought it was pretty neat!

http://www.walyou.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/80s-Cake.jpg

Also: Atari, Goonies, leg warmers, a cassette player w/ headphones (ohhhh ipods are much better icon_smile.gif ). big teased hair, acid washed jeans, transformers, thundercats & voltron (I LOVED THEM), gi joe, mario, rainbow brite, smurfs, he man, she-ra, fragle rock, A-team (watched religiously w/ my brother), knight rider, different strokes, rubix cube, nintendo, popples (don't laugh b/c it's still at my mom's), cabbage patch dolls, glo worms, care bears, pac man, donkey kong, frogger, star wars, indiana jones, high tops & I could go on

ETA:

How could I forget: You Can't Do That on Television & Gremlins (man that FREAKED me out!) And you could incorporate KIDS Incorporated & "Fergie" icon_lol.gif
I may have been a kid in the 80s but boy do I remember them enough to hope they don't return!

pieceacake830 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 1:56pm
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These are some great ideas! All I could think of was leg warmers, but how do I make THAT into a cake! You guys rock! I love the rubicks cube! and pac-man! and all the other ideas! Now, how do I put them into one cake? hmmm I'll have to work on that! any other ideas are welcome, I know its alot of cake, and I can do basically whatever I want, either tiered or sheetcakes, so its up to me... gettin' excited!

Debbie

cownsj Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:50pm
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If you do a tiered cakes, just marbleize the fondant in bright neon colors. Then make small fondant versions of a bunch of the different ideas and place them on the edges of the tiers, I think I'd put a larger rubix cube on top. This way, no carving, and you can make all the different items way ahead of time so baking time will be much less stressful.

Babarooskie Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 4:10pm
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Black with pink, neon yellow, neon green, electric blue... I could go on.
80's is super easy icon_smile.gif

step0nmi Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 6:21pm
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If you search on this site you should get some ideas for stacked cakes...also on google or flickr. that way you can see what others have done and get ideas for how you want to do things icon_biggrin.gif

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