Cake Ideas for an 80's Theme Party

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Cake Ideas for an 80's Theme Party
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A 1980s theme can be a lot of fun for the host and the party guests, even if you weren't alive during that decade. Almost every party celebration goes good with cake. Incorporating the '80s theme into a cake weaves the theme into the food, atmosphere and decorations.

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The 1980s are known for many things, one of which was the abundance of neon colours on clothes, jewellery and sometimes as coloured hairspray. Translate the colour scheme into cake by using icing dyed with neon food colouring, available at baking, craft stores or a grocery store.


Incorporate sayings that were popular in the 1980s into your cake design. Use icing to pipe on phrases such as "bite me, "chill," "totally awesome" and "most definitely."


Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Care Bears and Scooby Doo were popular cartoons in the 1980s. Create a cake in the shape of one of those characters, or use small toys from the era to get the '80s theme across in the cake.


MTV began airing music videos on August 1, 1981, according to Incorporate the MTV logo into your '80s-themed cake. Write, "Video Killed the Radio Star" on a cake representing a video, which was the first music video to air on MTV.

Video Games

The 1980s saw a rise in video games, including Pac-Man. A Pac-Man cake can be made by cutting a wedge for Pac-Man's mouth from a round cake, icing it yellow and adding a small, balck round candy (such as a liquorice dot) for an eye.

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