"Small cakes, like chewing on the moon, filled with crispness and sweet paste." This is how the great poet Su Dongpo of the Song Dynasty praised mooncakes. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, which symbolizes reunion, mooncakes are an essential culinary tradition for China’s majority Han ethnic group.
Mooncakes, also known as "moon shaped dumpling," "harvest cake," "reunion cake," and more, are one of the traditional delicacies of the Han ethnic group in China. Initially, mooncakes were used as offerings to worship the Moon Goddess. The custom of worshipping the Moon Goddess during the Mid-Autumn Festival is a long-standing tradition.
On the afternoon of this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, Six Arts Museum members and their families gathered at the Six Arts Museum. Led by the DIY handicrafts educational guide Yanzi, they together engaged in the making of snow skin mooncakes.
The children were eager to make snowy mooncakes when receiving the ingredients.
Helped by their parents, the children rolled the dough and divided it into pieces, wrapped the bean paste in the dough and kneaded it into a ball, and used mooncake molds to make beautiful patterns on the mooncakes.
With heartfelt holiday wishes for their families, every step of the mooncake-making process was filled with everyone's sincerity. This makes the handmade mooncakes even more delicious and sweet. Whether enjoyed personally or given as gifts to loved ones, they are both very fitting choices.
Through this mooncake-making activity, we believe that Six Arts Museum members not only experienced the joy of hands-on creation but also enjoyed delightful parent-child interaction. We look forward to the next exciting Six Arts Museum member event that will be even more spectacular.