Two weeks ago I was asked to make parcels for Man Yue.  What is Man Yue? It’s the first month celebration of newborn.  This is a strong Chinese culture in which mom has to take 30 day home rest after giving birth (can’t leave the house and has to be bundled up from head to toe, if possible not to wash hair too) and baby has to adjust itself to the new world.  Then at the end of the Man Yue, you suppose to celebrate.  People shave the baby hair and give regiment to make it grow thicker. The old folks keep the tradition alive with red eggs, home made glutinous rice and ang ku cake.  The young generation makes the tradition simpler with a quick order by phone or internet.

Here’s my version of Man Yue parcel, a modernize of traditional culture.

by Twist n Swirl
from left to right: Cheesecake brownies swirl with origami sailboat and customized 3D duckling, Little booties made from tissue paper filled with sixlets, fondant carrot and turtle, red plastic eggs filled with kisses and sixlets wrapped elegantly with two tone tissue paper, chocolate label and plate menu made with AutoCAD
Others’ creative parcels,
by Style Fragments
from Singapura daily photo blo
Most common parcel consists of small deserts.  Don’t be surprise if you receive this and a small cake and sometimes a full size roasted duck or chicken too.  For sure they will make my day when I receive one.   Please visit my sweet blog to view the cake I made for Man Yue.

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