Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leg warmers, E.T. and Wham can only mean one thing...

The 80s. Only one decade can conjure up such iconic fashion, music and movies. They talk about fads repeating but I think everything of the 80's will most likely remain unique. Who would bring back big shoulder pads and overly teased hair, fluro colours and jelly shoes? As much as all things 80's should probably stay in the 80's (except for Wham - Wham is timeless), it is a great decade for a fancy dress party. So distinctive. Men can dress as Don Johnson in Miami Vice and girls as Madonna (in the early years of course). And you all know you want to.

Well as you can tell, I love the 80s. So when I was told Andy was having an 80's themed party for his 40th, and I got to do the cake, I was overwhelmed with the possibilities. So many things I could include... but what to choose? In the end I decided to include as much as I could! And this is what I came up with:

The top tier is a 5"x5"x5" cube, and the bottom tier a 8"square, all white chocolate mudcake with white chocolate ganache. Around the bottom tier are 8 side panels, each with something I considered iconic of the 80s. They were decorated with edible markers (except for E.T. which had some painting and modelling). Here are some close ups:

But as 8 panels wasn't enough capture the 80s, I had to cover the board with more 80s memorabilia. It was so much fun thinking about the great movies and music and finding pictures to suit.

So the 80s will live on, through this cake and my iPod.

Happy 40th Andy!


PS: Did I mention that I love Wham?

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