80s Party Planning Story: Pac-Man Cake

We LOVE to receive great 80s party stories like this one. Thanks so much, Heather for sharing your Pac-Man cake ideas and picture. We are sure other visitors can get some great ideas when planning their own 80s party from what Heather did.

My 7 year old wanted a Pac-Man cake so I thought I would try it from memory. I used 1 round cake pan that was an inch deep and then used a rectangular pan for the ghosts. It took only 1 cake mix for me but you may want two if you do not want short cakes. Once baked and cooled, I flipped the cakes out and carved a mouth out Pac-Man’s mouth from the round cake. Then for the rectangular cake I divided in fours and then carved the ghosts by hand. Round on the top of the ghosts and jagged on the bottom. Once done I took two store bought frostings (ours was cream cheese) and started making the frostings. I used food coloring to color each frosting to match what I thought Pac-Man and the ghosts should look like. Once all the cakes were frosted, I used a edible gel frosting to outline the Pac-Man and ghosts to make them look more authentic. For the eyes on the ghost, I split white malted milk candies and on top of those a dot of gel to hold on a chocolate chip. And for Pac-Man, we used a chocolate covered malted milk ball for his eye.

– Heather

Pac-Man cake

Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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