How to make mooncake?

In my entire life, all I know is to EAT mooncake. Never in my mind did I imagine that one day I’ll have the opportunity to make my own mooncake, until today that is :D Today, I got the golden opportunity to learn how to make mooncake at West Lake Garden, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa :)

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

West Lake Garden, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

The dough, the fillings and the tools needed to make mooncakes.

Flattening the dough. It was awkward in the beginning..

But I made it like a pro moments later :P

This is the filling. I have to make a hole in it to place a second filling.

There, 2 becoming 1 :P

All nicely wrapped and round :)

This is the tough part. Covering the now enlarged fillings with the now seemed too small dough!

Gathering the edges to enclose the fillings and then pinch to seal.

Placing the filled packet in the mold, gently pressing to fit.

Invert and remove the mold.

Tah-dah! NICE! My very first mooncake is not bad at all! Beautiful!

There! Isn’t it beautiful? :D And then comes the acid test… to see if my mooncake is truly beautiful, the chef is going to cut it to let me see how it looks inside. Yikes!

Jeng jeng jeng! NOT BAD wei! I’m sooooooooooooo happy! :D

So that is my very first time making a mooncake! Now that I got the hang of it, I wanna make more! :D Durian flavoured mooncake, anyone?

But let me share with you a little secret… I’ve tried West Lake Garden’s mooncakes and they are AWESOME! There are 2 flavours that I particularly LOVE to bits! Wanna know more? Coming soon… my entry on Mooncake Secrets at West Lake Garden! :D

West Lake Garden Restaurant is open daily from 12noon to 2.30pm for lunch (Mondays to Saturdays), 10am to 2.30pm (Sundays and Public Holidays) and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner (Mondays to Sundays). West Lake Garden is a pork-free establishment.

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    Oooooo….clever! Clap! Clap! Ok…now go and make some more and poslaju to me. I am waiting, ya? LOL!!!

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    Wow! You're really making moonies like a pro! Now…it's time to churn out more moonies for your loved ones…save some for me too, ya? I like the classic double yolk white lotus paste. Order! Order! 12 biji!

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    Wow, your mooncake is perfect, looks so professionally made!

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    First time already pro… you planning to make more? :D

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    So sudah pandai nampaknya…can make more…I also dunno how to make..u teach me k

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    Hmm, ya, it looks nice! Thumbs up~

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    Wow, your very first mooncake! It looks easy yet not so. :p You ate your first hand-made mooncake or not??

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    This snow skin mooncakes is my favourite. Good experience, Merryn.

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    not Bad.. Have a look to become sifu.. keke

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    ahh so fast make mooncake dy?lol

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    U look great & gorgeous !!!! :)

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    I wan~ haha so skillful ar you :P

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    This looks like so much fun! Btw, I tagged you in a meme.

    Top Then Things I wish I could do

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    ok wor, this year no need to buy, make ur own k :)

    more more sayang from ur darlings :)

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    woah woah…nice one!

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    Very great experience to you.

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    hahahaha, that looks quite simple.. just get all those READILY MADE ingredients, wrap and mould them into mooncakes.. i'm very confident i can do that too, hahahahaha~~ :D

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    Your first moon cake is so nice, score 100%!!

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    Merryn, your 1st mooncake looks perfect..

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    got recipe for the dough and others?? ^_^

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    wow, that's nice!

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    clever girl! I miss making snowskin mooncakes!

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    Clever Merryn! XD I can see you had so much fun there :P

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    You did it well :)

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