Help!!! Need Ideas For Blast From The Past Cupcakes

Decorating By linda2006 Updated 18 Apr 2011 , 5:10am by linda2006

linda2006 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:22am
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my friend is throwing a birthday party in 2wks and she asked me to make some cupcakes but her theme is "blast from the Past" so which its from the 60s-90s which i have no idea how to make cupcakes in that kind theme....i need everyone creativities and expertise on this....pls helps...

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Swede-cakes Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 4:46am
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linda2006, it sounds like a theme from the show "Cupcake Wars". Lol!

Here are some ideas that crossed my tired mind...
~ Psychedelic swirls and flower power daisies for the 60's
~ Little cut out fondant signs that say a variety of words from across all the years like Groovy, Far Out, Dig it?, Rad!, Awesome!, Spiffy.
~ If you want to do more sugar work, what about gumpaste or fondant car phones from the '80's! You know,the white ones that were bigger than a brick! Lol!

Too bad you couldn't make a cupcake with giant shoulder pads!

Ok, I'm enjoying this walk down memory lane waaaay too much! Time to hit the hay!

Have fun with this order!! icon_biggrin.gif

Spazmo76 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:00am
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Sounds like lots of fun. How about flowers (for flower power), peace signs would be good, and how about tie dye cupcakes (courtesy of -

Frost the cupcakes with white icing. Squirt a series of concentric circles of different-colored gel icing on each cupcake.

To create the tie-dye effect, draw a toothpick through the gel, moving from the center outward like a spiderweb.

Kitagrl Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:02am
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Just having done a candy theme last week...what about retro candy????

bakingkat Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:27am
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To me thinking about the 80's when I was a kid, it was all bright. Bright splatters on black or white. Curly ribbon hair things, do some bright gum paste or fondant curls across some. I think a combination of everyone's ideas would make for a really fun looking display. Oooh, paisleys! and smiley faces! Looking I see a lot that has to do with pac man and rubics cubes for the 80's.

Here's some ideas I found.

HTH icon_smile.gif

Spazmo76 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 5:29am
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Little records would look good on top of cupcakes too icon_smile.gif

linda2006 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 5:43am
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wow...seriously you guys are amazing...i for some reason would never thought of all those ideas...I like all the ideas on here and i am not an expert in the cake design but i will try the flower power daisies, cutout fondant sign dat say variety of words like groovy, far out and ect, peace sign and tie dye and whatever else i can do

BAKINGHAT- thnx for the flickr site...i like the ideas on there aswell...thank you

Thanx everyone i will post up the pics for everyone to see....thank you

linda2006 Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 5:46am
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Just having done a candy theme last week...what about retro candy????

Retro do i do that?you have a any pics that i could see to get an idea?

linda2006 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 5:06am
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thnx everyone for yours help on the ideas..finally I have a chance to post the pics up for you guys to see...

thank you!!!!!

linda2006 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 5:10am
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more pics

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