Baby’s Full Moon Celebration

It is customary and rather lovely to hold a Full Moon celebration when baby turns a month old. We held an intimate party to celebrate Freya’s first full month of life 🙂 The first month flew by and she is indeed a little bundle of joy. My aunty is ‘masterchef’ and she cooked up a feast!

Red Tortoise Cake

Ang Ku Kueh

Homemade chinese pastries! Red tortoise cake (Angku Kueh) is a small round shaped Chinese pastry with soft sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the centre. It is molded to resemble a tortoise shell and is presented resting on banana leaf. We had grounded peanut filling in ours. These pastries are used to commemorate a tiny tot’s first month which is why it is in red and imprinted with the word 寿 (Shou) meaning longevity in the middle of the shell shaped dumpling. The top pictures were taken before the cakes were steamed.

Full Moon DelicaciesAng Ku KuehChicken curry and yellow glutinous riceTurmeric rice (‘Pulut Kuning’ in Malay) and Chicken Curry.

Red eggs

Eggs, dyed red to symbolise good luck. The Chinese do love their red. Eggs are chosen as they represent fertility and their shape symbolises harmony.

Chocolate making with Baked By Me's mouldsI made some homemade personalised chocolates with some of my favourite designs – little feet, magic stars and horses since little one was born in the Year of the Horse. I made them that very morning as it only took less than an hour.

Personalised homemade chocolatesHomemade Chocolate lollipopsPaper plates were handy and this porcelain inspired design is just pretty.Little table display. Presenting our ‘guest of honour’, the 1 month old bubba 🙂

Hello world

Our little family

and just for a little giggle, sharing one from the cutting floor. She clearly had enough.

No more photos please

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. AndrewintheKitchen
    Sep 13, 2015 @ 17:04:08

    Congratulations! It’s been a while since I’ve seen the red eggs but I’ve never heard of the red tortoise cakes, will have to ask my parents about them. That chicken curry reminds me of my grandma’s curry and now I’m gonna have to ask her to make some for me! And Freya is beautiful as well

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