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Our Grandchild’s 1st Birthday Cake | 1歳のお誕生日

Time flies……

Time flies so fast quite unbelievable and our grandson is already ‘ONE’ today to celebrate his very first birthday.

This is his birthday cake. Since he still has ‘EGG allergy’ and slowly starting on human food (yet), the cake comprises of an egg free sponge sugar-free cake, soy bean cream decorated with his favorite fruits – strawberries and mandarin orange.

The recipe to make a ‘Egg Free Cake’ is on my previous post.

 

時のとつのは早く、、

今日は初孫の1歳のお誕生日。

卵アレルギー体質でもあるので卵無しのスポンジケーキを1歳のお祝いにつくりました。砂糖も極小。生クリームも使用せずに豆乳クリームを使用。抖っピングは孫が何よりも好きな『苺』と『みかん』で飾り付け。

ダイエッターにもいいようなあっさりとしたケーキに仕上がりました。『卵なしのケーキ』は数日前の投稿にレシピが公開されています。

 

DSC_0017Since the sponge cake is cut out into a ‘number one’ shape, it gave me a lot of left over cake layers which I built it into a small decoration cake for my husband and myself. It’s like a pancake with strawberry fillings….

スポンジケーキを『1』の数字にカットアウトした余りのケーキでパンケーキ型のデコレーションケーキを作り、、これは主人とわたしが楽しみながら食べます。

 

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By the way…another interesting way of celebrating 1st birthday which may be of your interest, if interested in Japanese old tradition.

Celebrating 1st birthday, Japanese traditional style

This event is called HATSU TANJO (初誕生-First Born) and a very unique way of celebrating the occasion, varies upon regions and family tradition.  The most common form it is called the ISSHO MOCHI (一升餅). ISSHO (一升, about two kilograms) of sticky rice is pounded into a MOCHI- large round cakes and then wrapped up in a FUROSHIKI ( a medium sized Japanese cloth) and then TIED ONTO THE ONE YEAR OLD CHILDS BACK!

This is the sticky rice ISSHO MOCHI.

It weighs about 2 kilograms so for a small one year old child…theoretically it weight about 25% of you body weight.

 

『初誕生』

一歳を記念して『初誕生』という言われる日本の風習をやってみました。地域によってさまざまな風習のようですが、餅を子供に背負わせる『初誕生』(餅誕生ともいう様です)。この餅は「誕生餅」「一升餅」「力餅」などと呼ばれ、一升の餅米で作られています。(お嫁さんが地元の和菓子屋さんお願いしたみたいです)重さも一升、約2キロもあり、一升と一生をかけて「一生食に困らない」という願いが込められています。
2キロの重さを風呂敷につつみ、、背負わせています。(ビデオ参照)自分の体重の約1/4にあたるので最初の10秒は亀が裏返ったみたいに、、固まって考えている様子が伺えます(笑)。

 

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I’ve attached a video to see what our grand son did (with permission from his Mom). He starts off like a flipped-down-turtle, static; frozen for few seconds before he starts to crawl, screaming for help.

The MOCHI is wrapped around a green FUROSHIKI (cloth).

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful birthday cake and beautiful grandson 🙂 Best wishes for him! By the way, I find your 1st brithday celebration very interesting!

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