Cabramatta Moon Festival: Moon Cakes

Treat: Rowena Thai from A One Cake Shop in Cabramatta holding a lotus seed moon cake. Picture: Wesley Lonergan

Treat: Rowena Thai from A One Cake Shop in Cabramatta holding a lotus seed moon cake. Picture: Wesley Lonergan

CABRAMATTA'S A One Cake Shop has prepared itself for this year's Moon Festival by making more than 1000 moon cakes this month.

The shop's manager Rowena Thai said every year she made the sweet and savoury treats for hungry revellers in the lead-up to the day because they were considered to be the most traditional cake of the event.

"I've been making moon cakes for the Cabramatta Moon Festival since 1997," she said.

"We've already made 1020 of them but we will be making more closer to the day."

The 36-year-old said she always looked forward to this time of year, especially making different varieties of the traditional moon cake.

"We have about six different types of moon cakes that can be bought on the day," she said. "These comprise lotus paste, black bean, green bean, taro, coconut and mixed nuts."

Mrs Thai said the treat was generally made from sugar, sesame, walnut and egg yolk.

"The flaked pastry, made from flour, egg and peanut oil, is also filled with a yellow egg yolk inside to represent the full moon," she said.

"The moon cake symbolises the significance of family and it's given to elders on the day as a sign of respect."

Mrs Thai said she would also sell piglet moon cakes for youngsters on the day.

"It's nice for the kids to get involved and they love the little piglet moon cakes," she said.

A One Cake Shop will sell its moon cakes for $6 and piglet moon cakes for $2 at the Cabramatta Moon Festival on September 7.

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