I am deep into mooncake making and we're in the final stretch before the big day. Mid-Autumn Festival is in five days (umm why does time go by so quickly) and I feel like I'm running out of time to share all the mooncakes I've been making this season. My mooncake world has been an exciting one this year:Cherry Bombe invited me to be a guest on their baking podcast, She's My Cherry Pie, and I got to geek out about all things mooncakes with the wonderful Jessie Sheehan. You can listen to it here!I got a bunch of new mooncake presses and molds this year (like this snoopy one) and my collection is growing at an exponential rateI started playing with coloured mooncake dough (natural powders like matcha and strawberry as well as gel food colouring) and I'm surprised I haven't done it sooner? I'm so proud of these apple tree mooncakes even though I was so close to having a meltdown while making the tiiiiiny applesI made blue skies jelly mooncakes and they quickly became the most popular mooncakes I've shared this year
I've been sharing all types of mooncakes the last few years but a jelly mooncake being the most popular mooncake wasn't something I would've predicted to be on my 2023 Mid-Autumn bingo card. I've made jelly mooncakes here and there for fun but it was never something I've taken as seriously as perfecting my sablé cookie crust on my baked mooncakes. Jelly mooncakes are far from traditional, but a fun option for Mid-Autumn.