What A Catch…

Our best bud, Twin, celebrated his 28th birthday yesterday, March 4, 2012.  We wanted to surprise him with a cool cake as well as a massive dinner (complete with homemade ravioli – thanks to Holly and Sarah for spending hours in the kitchen with me) and homemade chess pie (his favorite).  We wanted to treat him like the awesome, amazing friend that he is because he deserves no less.

We decided on doing a koi fish cake since he is really big into them as he has one permanently adorning his right arm.  Holly, his precious significant other and our best gal pal, informed us he liked the white, black, yellow and orange spotted koi and vanilla cake.

We baked a 12″ round cake and carved the shape of the fish.  We covered it with buttercream followed by a layer of fondant.  We cut many small circles of each color to form the scales and placed them on one at a time.  We shaped the fins, used skewers for texturizing and placed them on the fish.  We added the eyes and mustache whiskers and the koi was complete.

We love you, Twin.  We hope you had a lovely birthday.  We are so thankful to have you in our lives and look forward to celebrating many more birthdays and all the memories we will create in between.

After dinner, we still managed to fillet his birthday fish.  Best tasting fish ever, if I do say so myself.

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