A Doljanchi or Dol is a Korean celebration of a baby’s first birthday. It’s an old tradition honoring the survival of the child. Since child mortality was so high way back in the day (and still is in some parts of Korea) it’s a big deal. My nieces’ Doljianchis’ were as big as some weddings.


It was my job to make the cake, cupcakes, and cookies. Luckily I was able to make the cake centerpiece a dummy and just hand out cupcakes (THANK THE POWERS THAT BE). My niece was born in the year of the snake. Therefore things were snake/ jungle themed.IMG_2261


I wanted to do ruffles on the bottom. Used toothpicks to hold it all together and for transporting it. It reminded me of Hellraiser: “Oh, no tears please. It’s a waste of good suffering”


I didn’t get any pictures of the back of the cake. It had a cute zebra and flowers etc.

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