Snowskin mooncakes are more versatile than traditional skins, and these Garfield- and Hello Kitty-imprinted mooncakes are perfect for kids. The blogger Fatbooo used durian filling in some mooncakes and red bean and black sesame filling in others, but feel free to fill it with ice cream instead for a non-traditional treat.
Spiral mooncakes, also known as Teochew mooncakes, are particularly gorgeous because of their many layers. Carol from Open Mouth Insert Cookie used two doughs with different colors and textures to create hers, and filled the pastry with mashed purple Okinawa sweet potatoes.
So these are obvious marketing tools for the Rovio game Angry Birds, but we're sure some savvy baker out there will whip these up in no time. The bird-shaped mooncakes debuted at the Hong Kong Food Expo last month, and the Hong Kong-made pastries come in two flavors: chocolate and mango with pomelo.