Minimalist Korean-style cakes have been trending on social media – and it’s easy to see why. These cakes are aesthetically pleasing with their clean and rustic designs, making them extremely Instagram and Pinterest-worthy.  

The #minimalistcake or #koreancake soared in popularity last year after they were featured in binge-worthy Korean dramas like Her Private Life. Top K-pop group BTS even had one to celebrate their member Jungkook’s birthday. 

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Nicely designed minimalist cake in the K-drama Her Private Life.
Photo credit: Dramabeans
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BTS celebrating their member Jungkook’s birthday with pretty cakes.
GIF credit: @RC_Kooking

To celebrate the new year, The UrbanWire’s resident baker Zulaikha has whipped up two homely, pretty red velvet cakes in a video demo. Bake along with her if you would like to start the year on a sweet note too!

Edited by: Anmi Chou Shigeta
Proofread by: Winny Wint Htae