My husband turned the big 30 this year. I racked my brain for awhile as to what kind of cake to make for him. It needed to be a good one for such a momentous birthday. One day while we were sitting in the livingroom, one of our girls pulled out his old Rubix cube to play with. Then it hit me--why not do an 80s cake--one that represented his childhood and birth into one of the best decades ever (I may be biased--I am a total 80s child too).
I pulled in 3 elements from the 80s into his cake--3 things that were a big part of his childhood--Smurfs, PacMan, and Rubix cubes (he is the fastest Rubix cube solver I have ever met).
The Rubix cube was rice krispy treats covered in black chocolate fondant while the PacMan layer was a yellow cake filled with pineapple filling, resulting in a yummy pina colada-ish flavor (his personal favorite).
The best part of this whole thing is that my hubby had no idea that I was making him a cake. It was a total surprise. I diligently worked on different parts of it every naptime for a week (molding the smurf, making the rubix cube squares, the Pac Man elements, etc.) since I couldn't work on it at all after kids went to bed at night since he would be home and see it. Because of that I didn't get finished all the elements that I had hoped to put on there (an MTV emblem, Ghostbusters logo, Thriller cassette tape, etc.), but I still love how the cake turned out, and I loved seeing his expression when he saw his cake for the first time.