Rainbow Brite could have used a little work, but my 80’s themed Dirty 30 Birthday Cake was a big hit. We’ve got three different cakes going on here. The bottom was a chocolate cake with a Nutella buttercream. The middle was strawberry short-cake, and the top tier was a rainbow assortment with some vanilla frosting in between.
A perfectly colorful, fun, eye-catching cake to go with an equally fun Birthday Girl!
I’ve already done a Pac Man themed cupcake display in the past, and you can check it out right Here. What I have today is one of my favorite Geek buddy’s birthday Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man cupcakes for him and his cousin. I had the pleasure of doing their dual birthday cake last year: Gem & Thunder Cats.
It’s an 80’s Gamer theme…How could I resist??? Happy Birthday, Tommy!
Okay, maybe some of my Muppets resemble the Moopets a little better, but I’ve been itching to make these for a while, and I’m always up for a challenge!
These are primarily chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate chip cupcakes with vanilla or chocolate frosting and some with cannoli filling.
All the Muppets are sculpted out of fondant and colored or “painted” with edible food gel. There are no toothpicks or wires. Everything is 100% edible!
The whole crew!
It’s time to play the music…
It’s time to light the lights…
It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!
And if you know the lyrics to the rest of the song, it just makes you all the more awesome!
I decided to call this cake Hollywood Mike because of the young lady’s love of Hollywood Glam as well has her desire to give a nod towards the former King of Pop. It was indeed a cake that utilized many different fondant and gum paste techniques which was extremely enjoyable!
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
The cake in it’s full glitz and glory!
The King of Pop’s Silhouette.
Movie Reel Close-Up
Another Movie Reel Close-Up
Old time movie projector
Wait, what?!?!?! An 80’s cake? With 80’s cartoons??? On the same cake???
Have I died and gone to heaven?
My first initial thought was, “Oh, how cool!!” Then I realized it would only be feeding about 15-20 people so a huge cake wouldn’t be necessary. One would think making a smaller cake is easier, but remember that the cake is my canvas, so giving me a smaller canvas to work on means having less space to decorate. With that being said, how do I get Jem AND the Thundercats all on the same cake without making it look like a clash that never should have been?
I guess, like this:
This is a quarter sheet cake with mini-chocolate chips along the sides. It’s death by chocolate: chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and mini-chocolate chips.
Trying to fit 2 huge 80’s icons on 1 small cake is no easy task, but the customer is always right…..most of the time!
A little close-up action of the mini-cakes on top!
“If there’s somethin’ strange
In your neighborhood
Who ya gonna call?”
Yeah, you know it!! I was born in ’78. The 80’s pop culture may come in as a close 2nd to my geek/gamer theme favorites! This may be one of my most favorite cakes of all time!
This is an 8″ chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and filling. It’s covered in fondant. The Ghostbuster emblem is cut out of fondant and painted with gel food coloring. The Staypuft Marshmallow Man and Slimer are also sculpted out of fondant. I’m a proud momma when it comes to this particular creation!
The Original Cake design. I think it looked awesome all on it's own.
"This Mr. Stay Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble! "
But, look who else crashed the party!
His mouth came out so awesome, I had to give him a close-up!
So, I don’t know how trademark and copyright rules go as far as blogs are concerned, but the lyrics at the top of my post is from the” Ghostbusters” Theme song recorded by Ray Parker Jr. back in 1984. (Please don’t sue me. I’m poor.)
This pic was taken by my customer. I stole it because it came out better than my pics! Thanks, Anwar!
This was a Sweet 16 order which was based on a concept the customer found online. Who doesn’t love a little 8-bit action? I absolutely love making gamer / geek themed cakes. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine. Add the fact that 80’s video games are on par with my generation….Well, maybe I shouldn’t date myself. Enjoy the Gamer Love!
On a side note, this was for a young lady’s Sweet 16! I think that’s absolutely kickass. =)