Our list takes into consideration not only the appearance of the mooncakes, but also the beautiful boxes that safeguard them
Pardon us as we go against the proverb of judging a book by its cover when mooncakes are involved. Likening to precious gems in treasure troves, the presentation of mooncakes is something not to be taken lightly of when the Mid-Autumn festivities come around. From the intricate etchings on their snow-skin facades to the elaborate vessels that host them, these mooncakes have commanded our attention with their gorgeous appearances alone.
Photo: Crystal Jade/Disney
1. Mickey and Friends Musical Carousel Collection ($88 for a box of eight)
It lights up, rotates and plays music! Yes, Mickey and Friends Musical Carousel Collection does all three if you’re looking for a true dramatic mooncake offering. Designed by Disney’s own artists, the fully functioning musical carousel mooncake box is basically a gorgeous rose gold-glided tin that comes with a switch button. After connecting to a power source with the provided USB cable, the mooncake box comes alive, gently spinning around to display the 3D-graphics of beloved characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy riding on a merry-go-round. The joyful tune of ‘Mickey Mouse March’ is played at the same time. Inside the tin is a removable two-tier dessert tray to hold the snowskin mooncakes of pink coral-touting Pandan Lotus with Gula Melaka in a beautiful pink coral shade, and Chocolate Manuka honey in a light brown shade.
Available at Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts’ outlets until 24 September