Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Marry girl cake

Marry girl cake is a traditional Chinese pastry. It is considered one of the more ceremonial cakes used as gifts in the traditional Chinese wedding ceremony, hence the name. It can be found in Hong Kong and in some overseas Chinatowns. Due to cultural change over time, this cake is today considered simply a pastry, having lost most of its original significance.


The cake is essentially a lightly sweetened sponge cake, and, depending on the variety, may take any number of shapes or appearances. It is considered large compared to the size of most pastries. The internal base of the cake may consist of lotus seed paste.

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