Tuesday, September 21, 2021

MOCA's Mad for Mooncakes  Plus, Papier Maché a Jade Rabbit!


MOCA Families


MOCAKIDS: Mad for Mooncakes!


A plate of round mooncakes, a small brown teapot, and teacups.

Photo courtesy Chef Li of


Sharing mooncakes with friends and family is a beloved Mid-Autumn tradition. Join pastry chef Rebecca Li (@rebeshouse) as she walks us through the multi-layer process of making mooncakes. Discover the ingredients inside mooncakes and the tools used to make them.

Click here to watch!

About Rebecca

Rebecca Li was born and raised in New York City. She is the chef and owner of “Rebe’s House,” specializing in custom celebration cakes and petit fours. As a second generation Asian American, she’s found a lot of multicultural inspiration both at home and in the melting pot that is New York City. You can check out some of her work on Instagram @rebeshouse!

COOK: Grab a family member and try out Rebecca Li’s recipe for lotus mooncakes with salted egg yolks at home! Click to download.




In case you missed it! 💜

MOCACREATE at Home: Paper Mache a Jade Rabbit!


A cartoon rabbit head in front of a full moon. The background is dark indigo with a faint pattern of lanterns.


Will you watch the full moon (赏月) this Mid-Autumn Festival? If so, you might see the outline of the mythical Jade Rabbit! Click here learn more about this magical moon rabbit and then paper maché your own! Will your Jade Rabbit be making the everlasting elixir of life or yummy rice cakes?

READ: How did the Jade Rabbit come to live on the moon? Click here to find out!



Want More Mid-Autumn? 🍁 

There's still time to celebrate! Check out our full virtual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival schedule where we explore the customs and traditions behind this harvest festival with arts & crafts, games, and more! Click here to find all the great activities.





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