Fish Cakes

Even though it was another truly beautiful day here in Chicagoland, Blackie spent most of it in the kitchen. Between the two of us, we have a lot of wonderful Pisces friends, all of whom either just had or are about to have a birthday. Blackie decided to concoct one grand cake, so that every Fish we knew could have a slice, and feel celebrated.

Happy Birthday Pisces Cake

This first version was pretty to look at—especially with Neptune and the Mermaid Queen sitting on top. But then Blackie remembered that not everyone likes anchovies.

Fish Cake II

This second attempt was a little closer to something our friends might actually eat. This time Blackie used a cream cheese frosting and made the fish out of marzipan, dipped in edible gold dust. (Just about everyone we know could use a little gold dust these days, edible or otherwise.)

Thinking of You CakeOnce the grand fish cake was done, Blackie had one more cake to make. This one is for all our friends who are having a challenging week. We just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and hearts today as well.

So Happy Birthday, Pisces, and sweet dreams, Everyone. And best wishes to all for an even  better day tomorrow!


About Jean Tuttle

Jean Tuttle is a Chicago-area illustrator, designer, and doodler.
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6 Responses to Fish Cakes

  1. carol says:

    What a great way to celebrate Pisces friends and family. Beautiful!

  2. Steve says:

    Loved the cakes! I forwarded it to a friend in Chicago whose BDay was yesterday. I didn’t have to send him a card.

    He said–

    I am truly a Pisces – the 12th and final sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the two fishes swimming in opposite directions. Able to see both sides of any story – but also capable of making a decision.

    Enjoyed the fish cakes.

  3. Nancy morgan says:


    My sister Dorothy sent me one of your cards for my Ides of March birthday. Love it.

    Thank you,

    • Jean says:

      Hi Nancy,

      How nice to see you on here—and so glad you liked the card. I still fondly remember the 4 of us—you and your sister, me and mine—having lunch in/near Salem , MA one afternoon when I still lived back East.

      Hope you had a wonderful birthday, fellow Pisces!

      All the best.

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