When the movie Back to the Future premiered in 1985, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) went 30 years back in time to 1955. If this movie were made today, Marty would travel back 30 years to 1982. Does anyone else find this just a little depressing?
This week I turned 30 years old. To celebrate the milestone of surviving 3 decades, I created decorated cookies of pop culture icons from my 80s childhood.
Check out more photos (and some rad YouTube videos) after the jump.
The View-Master was first developed in the 1960s, but I had one when I was a kid. The binocular-shaped toy used disks of film-style pictures to create images that the user could see in 3-D. The orange switch on the right side advanced the film disk to the next images.
This cookie was created using a self-made plastic template to cut out the dough rather than with a cookie cutter. The almost-red, not quite red-orange color was achieved using AmeriColor’s Red Red food coloring. The squares on the film disk were created with a black food-safe marker.
Neon High Top Shoes
These shoes are based on the Jams-brand high top shoes popular in the mid-to-late 80s. The cookie shape was created using a self-made plastic template.
Pac-Man first premiered in Japan in 1980, but ultimately became synonymous with 80s American culture. It is considered one of the most popular arcade games of all time.
I did not own a Rubik’s Cube as a child. When I was a young tween, I did get one for Christmas, but I never did solve it. It was an incredibly popular toy, and more than 300 million have been sold worldwide since it’s debut in 1980.
Too bad this tragic hairstyle wasn’t confined to the 80s. A mainstay of many a yearbook photo, the mullet was business in the front and party in the back! If you’ve ever seen a mullet cookie before, please send me a photo. Otherwise, I’m claiming this as the world’s first.
What would a hot summer vacation be without a glass of Kool-Aid? Crappy, that’s what. The Kool-Aid mascot, Kool-Aid Man, was known for blasting through walls with pitchers of Kool-Aid to save thirsty kids from dehydration with a trademark, “Oh, Yeah!”
The electronic version of the classic recess game, Simon Says. Don’t know Simon? Don’t know Simon Says? Then you were not a child of the 80s. Not my 80s.
I hope your baking adventures are as righteous as mine! Like, totally!
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