Here is another amazing Giveaway contest – perfect for those planning a doljanchi, Korean first birthday party! Our sponsor, Lil Cake Toppers is giving away one family set of Cake Toppers to one lucky winner! Winner can choose either a family set for boy or girl. Lil Cake Toppers will customize the cake toppers to match your hanboks or colors as well! Also, they can adjust skin color, eye color and hair color! Retail value of prize is $300. How gorgeous these toppers would look on your child’s birthday cake! And what an amazing keepsake item!
(1) Please write a comment below on our blog telling us why you need to win this prize.
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Contest open to those residing in the USA. Entries taken now until August, 2nd, 2012. Winner announced on Friday, August 3rd, 2012.
Note to Winner: As the cake toppers are individually hand painted, it will may take up 3 -4 weeks for cake toppers to be completed.
Sushi cupcakes? Okay, I didn’t mean real sushi but a cupcake that looks like a sushi. How cute is this? If you want to make it more Korean, try making it look like a kimbap! How fun would this be to serve! This amazing sushi cupcake was created by Pamela Ahn from PamCakes. Here’s the recipe:
Coconut Cupcakes Recipe
- 2 cups of cake flour (Swan’s Cake Flour)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup of whole buttermilk
- 1 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract
- 1 lemon
- 2 packages of 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Materials used: Black felt sheets for the seaweed wrap, coconut flakes for the rice look and candy assortments for the sushi pieces.
Aimee, Leaf Party event planner and florist, explains her dol table:
Sean from H Day Events also provides us with his thorough explanation for the dol table set up.
Circular round tables that doesn’t have a keen corner termed a “dol sang” are used for the hope that the person will become a generous person.
A red table cover is utilized since it is believed that the red color keeps away misfortune.
White rice signifies wish for fortune of money and food
Jujube signifies wish for prosperity.
Thread means wish for health and longevity.
Brush and ink stone signifies wish for being good at academics
Money signifies wish for wealth.
5 Color Papers represent East/West/South/North Land- nature’s harmony
Drop wort tightened with blue and red thread represents wish for good health and vitality.
Rainbow Rice Cake signifies wish for a dream come true.
Rice cake coated with meshed red beans means desire to keep away misfortune and prayer for mercy.
Flower Made of Rice- Meaning of not cutting a live plant that eventually dies.
The items overall represent a similar theme which is the hope for the child to prosper and have good fortune in life. If you are looking for a Party Planner who provides traditional Korean birthday styling, here are a few
event planners below.
Leafy Party serving Southern CA
H Day Events serving NJ/NY
Lolli Party serving Northern CA
Christina Events serving VA/DC/MD
Party Eve serving Northern VA, DC, MD and NY
This is something easy that you can do. Go and purchase some layered gift boxes at your local craft store, along with some nice thick ribbons and artificial flowers. Stack them and tie as shown. Or you use existing boxes around your house and wrapped them in nice gift wrapping paper that matches your birthday theme.