A HWANGAP Cake Bonanza!!! Here's to 70 wonderful years! - August 20th, 2016

Good Evening!

Today's post is a big one! Two big ones and one small one, to be more precise!

I was contacted by a client requesting three cakes in honor of her parents 70th birthday. Now, if you're unfamiliar with Korean culture, birthdays are a pretty big deal. Most notably celebrated are first birthdays called, dol, and in this particular case, hwangap - 70 years of successfully living life! I won't go into too much detail about why first and 70th birthdays are such a huge deal, but what I can tell you is that people go all out for these celebration. Specifically for hwangap, the children honor their parents with a celebration where they feast and party it up until the liquor is gone, the men have ties tied around their heads, and spoons have been tactfully stuffed into empty soju bottles so that the said men (and women?) can pretend its a microphone while dancing stiffly on top of tables. I know how this sounds, but trust me, it happens. Oh does it happen.

I can't say for sure if this celebration turned out to be a turnt-up, table dancing extravaganza, but I can confirm that the party was a success and mom, dad, and guests enjoyed every last bit of cake.

It's definitely not my first time making tiered cakes, but for the amount of space I have in my tiny little apartment and my abnormally small fridge, I'd say it's quite a feat!