Chinese Traditional Pastry Molds

Location: Square Street of Naxi Museum in South Park

Pastry molds is a container used in food preparation to shape the cakes. The design of the mold is vary from region to region. So do their names.

Mold-made moon cakes, cakes, biscuits, gaozai, tanggao, peach cakes, ciba cakes and fagao are culturally distinct foods for worship, gifts, prayer, the elder’s birthdays, weddings and funerals on occasions like Spring Festival, Qingming, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seventh Festival (Chinese Valentine`s Day), Mid-Autumn Festival.

Molds for moon cakes stand out in terms of quantity, exclusivity, exquisite patterns and dimensions. But each mold is full of blessing and romanticism in their texts and patterns, fully sketched, decorative and unique.

The 170 pastry molds presented here are collected from Shanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian, Hebei, Shanghai, Beijing and Northeast of China. They are dated over 300 years.

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