The Twins’ 30th Birthday

I have been meaning to write about this cake I made last week.  It is a birthday cake I made for longtime friends Colleen and Keith.  They are twins who lived right down the street from me growing up.  Needless to say, I have known them since kindergarten, riding on the same bus and being in each other’s classes through elementary school and up.  Colleen is one of my closest friends.  I miss the days of walking to her house in a snow storm when school was cancelled.  Or watching Dirty Dancing and/or Grease every weekend.  Or walking to the Korner Kitchen after school for chicken finger dinners.  I know, we were such wild and crazy teens.

When Keith’s wife Erin started to plan their (supposed to be) surprise 30th birthday party, I jumped at the opportunity to make a cake for them!  I wanted to make something that was gender neutral so my original thought was to make it an 80’s theme cake.  When I started decorating, it evolved into what you see here.


The “30” is edible, made from a chocolate mold.  The cake is half chocolate, half vanilla filled and frosted with buttercream.  I used a combination of fondant and buttercream for the decorations.

the party was a good time and it was nice to get out and be with friends.

The birthday girl

Colleen, Victoria, and I

Colleen and her husband Xen


Hope you enjoyed checking out this cake!  I have 2 very exciting ones to make in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to get working on them.  Be sure to look out for them!



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