Okay, this cake was so much fun to do. I think the theme song from Saved by the Bell was playing in my head the whole time. I Googled 80s wallpaper theme and this is what I came up with as my inspiration:
So 80s right? And so reminiscent of Saved By the Bell or even late Facts of Life.
This was an 8" two layer chocolate cake. For the "BAM" around Happy 40th I did two layers of fondant so I could put tooth picks in between to be able to have them stand upright on the top of the cake. I added a bright yellow ribbon around the bottom as trim.