iNobunaga 9-21-2010 08:45 PM
[Official] Mid-Autumn Festival Event: Mooncake Baking Contest[indent][size=3][color=DarkOrchid][b]Mooncake Baking Contest[/b][/color][/size]
[indent]Mooncakes are Chinese bakery products traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival aka Zhongqiu Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching; moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on this occasion. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals. Traditional mooncakes have an imprint on top consisting of the Chinese characters for "longevity" or "harmony" as well as the name of the bakery and the filling in the moon cake. Imprints of the moon, the Chang'e woman on the moon, flowers, vines, or a rabbit (symbol of the moon) may surround the characters for additional decoration. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea.[/indent]
[color=Red][size=3][b]Back To History[/b][/size][/color]
[indent][b]Mid-Autumn Festival:[/b] The festival is intricately linked to the legends of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to “Li-Ji”, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. The 15th day of the 8th lunar month is the day called “Mid-Autumn”. The night on the 15th of the 8th lunar month is also called “Night of the Moon”. Under the Song Dynasty, the day was officially declared for Mid-Autumn Festival. Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, mooncakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, mooncakes form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as 'Mooncake Festival'.
[b]Ming revolution:[/b] There is a folk tale about the overthrow of Mongol rule facilitated by messages smuggled in moon cakes. Mooncakes were used as a medium by the Ming revolutionaries in their espionage effort to secretly distribute letters in order to overthrow the Mongolian rulers of China in the Yuan dynasty. The idea is said to be conceived by Zhu Yuanzhang (???) and his advisor Liu Bowen (???), who circulated a rumor that a deadly plague was spreading and the only way to prevent it was to eat special mooncakes. This prompted the quick distribution of mooncakes, which were used to hide a secret message coordinating the Han Chinese revolt on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. Another method of hiding the message was printed in the surface of mooncakes as a simple puzzle or mosaic. In order to read the encrypted message, each of the four mooncakes packaged together must be cut into four parts each. The 16 pieces of mooncake, must then be pieced together in such a fashion that the secret messages can be read. The pieces of mooncake are then eaten to destroy the message.
[b][i][size=1]All information is from Wikipedia[/size][/i][/b][/indent]
[indent]Since our teams are busy with the forum and some funny business, we have no time to bake our own mooncake this year. More then that, Mr. mycake is gonna be sad cause with out the "cake" he will just be "my", so he will be lonely, and maybe hungry too. Well beside of that the LO teams will have nothing to eat during this holiday, and I can tell you that Nobunaga is not happy without food. So I am kinda wanna invite everyone to join the LO team in this Event. Each player will try to bake (take, find, draw picture of) the mooncake and share with the team in this thread. Our team will select five prize to reward for 2 most delicious looking, 2 for most creative baking, and 1 for the most funniest cake. At this movement, I will get hot water and make tea so eveyrone ready to enjoy the holiday with the team. Remember one thing, you and your family are invite to join us.[/indent]
[indent][b]o[/b] Follow [url=http://forum.lo.igg.com/viewthread.php?tid=111&extra=page%3D1]Forum Rules[/url].
[b]o[/b] No offensive material is allowed.
[b]o[/b] No edit, so select it wisely.
[b]o[/b] [b]Each player and IP[/b] can only post [color=Red][b]one[/b][/color] image.
[b]o[/b] If the players have the same image, the first post will be select as winner.
[b]o[/b] All battle links must be replied during the time of the entry period. NO early or late reply.
[b]o[/b] [color=Red][b]Violators of any rules that listed above, you will be disqualified with no warning.[/color][/b][/indent]
[indent][b]September 22, 2010 [color=Blue]1:00 AM[/color][/b] to [b]September 26, 2010 [color=Blue]11:00 PM EST (GMT-5)[/color][/b][/indent]
[indent][b][color=Red]The Most Delicious Looking Cake (x2):[/color][/b] 50 Forum Money & 2 Silver Keys
[b][color=Red]The Most Creative Looking Cake (x2):[/color][/b] 50 Forum Money & 2 Silver Keys
[b][color=Red]The Most Funniest Looking Cake (x1): [/color][/b] 100 Forum Money & 2 Gold Keys[/indent]
[indent] Up to 1 - 3 business days[/indent]
[color=Red][size=3][b]Here is the tea that I prepare for the Chinese...[/b][/size][/color]
[color=Red][size=3][b]Here is the tea that i prepare for the American...[/b][/size][/color]
iNobunaga 9-21-2010 08:47 PM
Also here is [b]"my" + "cake"[/b] = ???
lizzy666 9-22-2010 11:30 AM
Big enough for everyone...lol! ;P
AVINARTORIX 9-22-2010 11:57 AM
hmmdont know if this is how to put image here?fingers crossed:)
clothaire 9-22-2010 12:27 PM
this is my photoshopped piggy mooncake :)
skyesea 9-22-2010 09:54 PM
Hihi this is my entry :)
AVINARTORIX 9-23-2010 07:45 AM
Reply 1# iNobunaga's postwheres the English cup of tea??
sivanti2 9-23-2010 11:12 AM
Here is my entry
fahadiboy 9-23-2010 04:19 PM
Here is my entry.
CLD55 9-23-2010 06:48 PM
:) Here are some cakes to share, hope you like them.
clothaire 9-24-2010 11:20 AM
how will the winner be chosen? do the mods pick one? or is there a vote? if there is vote, when and where will the vote open? thank you...
iNobunaga 9-24-2010 11:53 AM
Vote will public 1 day after the event end. and will last for 1 week.
brb1991 9-25-2010 03:54 AM
iNobunaga 9-25-2010 03:59 AM
lol the stick man... >.< poor guys!
brb1991 9-25-2010 03:59 AM
cant edit btw
AkkaNomeru 9-26-2010 06:42 PM
I need photoshop... :'(
iNobunaga 9-27-2010 12:51 PM
Vote For This Event Is Open:Click on the link to vote for each category please:
[url=http://forum.lo.igg.com/viewthread.php?tid=8575&extra=page%3D1][Vote] Mid-Autumn Festival Event: The Most Delicious Looking Cake[/url]
[url=http://forum.lo.igg.com/viewthread.php?tid=8574&extra=page%3D1][Vote] Mid-Autumn Festival Event: The Most Creative Looking Cake[/url]
[url=http://forum.lo.igg.com/viewthread.php?tid=8572&extra=page%3D1][Vote] Mid-Autumn Festival Event: The Most Funniest Looking Cake[/url]
Thank you for your time and support, have a nice day.