This NBC News video shows the first Taiwan-born giant panda cub Yuan Zai celebrating her first birthday at the Taipei Zoo on July 6 .
ITN video reports the pink cake was made out of fruits and vegetables – bamboo, apples, carrots, and pineapples. The zoo also set up a way for her to draw lots via bamboo tubes, a tradition in which objects are placed in front of a baby, and the one he or she chooses is supposed to determine his or her calling in life. The panda picked up the “painter” card, AFP reports.
Photos from the event also show that, in a typical parent move, her mother Yuan Yuan (left) helped her eat the cake–you know, in case it became too overwhelming: