Monday, September 12, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival

We used to have great parties at Granny's; with all members of the extended family coming together during festive occasions. One of my favourite was the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Lantern or Mooncake Festival in Singapore.

Delicious mooncakes and sweet juicy pomelos; green tea and the bright mid-autumn harvest moon. Each year, amidst the merry-making, I would wait patiently for my lantern to be lit and hung up together with the rest. A simple gesture of love and devotion.

This year, I am inspired to handmake mooncakes -- a traditional delicacy and a must-have on this occassion.

Mini Snowskin Mooncake Soaps

Mini Snowskin Mooncake Soap with 'lotus paste filling and a single salted egg yolk'

As the harvest festival approaches, I am filled with poignant memories. Tonight, kiddos and I shall light our lanterns. A simple gesture of our love and devotion. LJTKJ

Update : Mini Snowskin Mooncake Soaps are available at The Garden Shop, Singapore Botanic Gardens.


  1. What beautiful soaps! Love the inner "filling" of the soap cake! =)

  2. Thank you Anne-Marie! I've been planning to make larger versions of these soap cakes for the next Bramble Berry Soap Swap! :)