Chinese Pastries 3
Event related pastry could be a generic product printed with a motif for the occasion. For example, bean paste pastry 茂录艗when printed with the character of double happiness is used for wedding ceremonies. The same pastry when printed with the character 芒鈧搇uck芒鈧? could be used for religious offerings.
Event specific pastry can be shaped into specialized designs. The most well known example is the Longevity oeaches shaped as celestial peaches . The host uses such pastries to mark the occasion or for ceremonial purposes. Guests may present it as gifts to the host.