Red Velvet cupcakes duo

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the little girl’s father, Ken, to make 12 rosette cupcakes and 12 blue & white china cupcakes like my previous works, for his daughter’s 1st month celebration.

1st month celebration is very big in Chinese society. A friend asked me if we celebrate every single month for the first year of the baby’s life and the answer is of course NO, just the first month is a special, precious time.

It is usually celebrated by the grandparents giving the baby pure gold chains (if a boy) or pure silver chains (if a girl) to wear on their wrists and ankles, and they wear a red string of walnut cookies in the shape of donuts around their neck to “gather in the saliva” (so babies would stop drooling once they get past this stage).

Close relatives would get together and celebrate this special occasion, “oil rice” would be enjoyed and taken home or gifted to other friends and families.

Anyway, long story short, my part in this celebration was to provide these cupcakes 🙂

Ken later changed his order to 24 each, so I ended up making 48 of these.

The cake itself is red velvet, and of course the icing is cream cheese buttercream (what red velvet would be complete without cream cheese?)

So here they are!

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Ken’s feedback was on TradeMe so it was a short and sweet:

Absolutely great trader!

Cupcakes were amazing.

Highly recommended A+++ 

Sounds good to me 🙂

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About cabnolen

I'm a piano teacher who also loves dancing and BAKING! I generally bake to experiment and to improve. If you're interested in my baking, welcome to place an order, drop me a line! Challenge me! View all posts by cabnolen

7 responses to “Red Velvet cupcakes duo

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    […] Traditionally in Chinese culture, there is a celebration when a baby is a month old to mark its first month of life on earth. For girls, the grandparents give a present of a silver chain and for boys, a gold chain to wear on wrists and ankles. To prevent dribbling, the babies wear a string of donut shaped walnut cookies on their neck. For this get together, ‘oil rice’ is enjoyed and taken home for other relatives as well. The cupcakes eaten at the celebration are red velvet rosettes, with frosting of cream cheese butter cream. Source Cabnolen’s Cafe […]

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    […] Traditionally in Chinese culture, there is a celebration when a baby is a month old to mark its first month of life on earth. For girls, the grandparents give a present of a silver chain and for boys, a gold chain to wear on wrists and ankles. To prevent dribbling, the babies wear a string of donut shaped walnut cookies on their neck. For this get together, ‘oil rice’ is enjoyed and taken home for other relatives as well. The cupcakes eaten at the celebration are red velvet rosettes, with frosting of cream cheese butter cream. Source Cabnolen’s Cafe […]

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    […] Traditionally in Chinese culture, there is a celebration when a baby is a month old to mark its first month of life on earth. For girls, the grandparents give a present of a silver chain and for boys, a gold chain to wear on wrists and ankles. To prevent dribbling, the babies wear a string of donut shaped walnut cookies on their neck. For this get together, ‘oil rice’ is enjoyed and taken home for other relatives as well. The cupcakes eaten at the celebration are red velvet rosettes, with frosting of cream cheese butter cream. Source Cabnolen’s Cafe […]

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    […] Traditionally in Chinese culture, there is a celebration when a baby is a month old to mark its first month of life on earth. For girls, the grandparents give a present of a silver chain and for boys, a gold chain to wear on wrists and ankles. To prevent dribbling, the babies wear a string of donut shaped walnut cookies on their neck. For this get together, ‘oil rice’ is enjoyed and taken home for other relatives as well. The cupcakes eaten at the celebration are red velvet rosettes, with frosting of cream cheese butter cream. Source Cabnolen’s Cafe […]

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