Jump to content
Chinese-forums.com
Learn Chinese in China

Birthday cake advice


abcdefg

Recommended Posts

abcdefg

My lady friend is coming over to visit day after tomorrow and I want to buy a birthday cake to celebrate her 29th. 

 

Would it be inappropriate or strange or upsetting if I had the cake shop put a 29 on top of the cake? I realize ladies approaching "the big three oh" can be sensitive about keeping count. 

 

Other suggestions which might be better? Obviously I could opt for 生日快乐!but that's kind of boring. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.

Wurstmann

In my experience they had 生日快乐 written on the cake and sometimes candles in shape of the age on top. If you google 生日蛋糕 you can find a lot of examples.

I would maybe bake the cake yourself, as all of the store-bought ones I tried in China were not very good. Pretty to look at but that's it.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
DavyJonesLocker

i think on the balence of probabilities leaving out the age is a better way to go. 

 

I have never really met many chinese ladies that are overly happen about being 29 or 30. Most I met are somewhere between indifferent to depressed about it. Relatinship status, job position, children or lack thereoff etc all have a factor I'd imagine 

 

1 hour ago, Wurstmann said:

In my experience they had 生日快乐 written on the cake and sometimes candles in shape of the age on top. If you google 生日蛋糕 you can find a lot of examples.

I would maybe bake the cake yourself, as all of the store-bought ones I tried in China were not very good. Pretty to look at but that's it.

 

 

Yeah pretty much same experience, very artifical or synthetic flavour.  Beijing has some really good decent cakes shops though but no idea about Kunming. Any decent one in Beijing sems to a Japanese or european  brand from what i tried

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
abcdefg

Thanks, Guys. I'll leave off the numbers. Kind of figured that might be a downer. 

 

I'm not up to baking one (no oven) but I know a good bakery that I've used before on similar occasions. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
abcdefg

Thanks, @Bibu-- Good advice! I plan to go to the cake shop this morning, consult with the experts, and place an order. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
abcdefg

Here's the cake. It was a hit. Thanks to one and all for the sage advice. They had numbers you could stick into the top of the cake after you got it home if desired. I told the clerk I didn't want them. She understood and smiled. ¥68 well spent.

 

1476412547_IMG_20190321_100826-900px.thumb.jpg.b3f242e1efaecd4eb878b6d5d7782491.jpg

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

In Taiwan they have (had?) little question mark candles to put on the cake instead of numbers. If they don't have those in China, someone should start importing them.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...