A traditional longevity cake is a must for any family that plans to celebrate their elderly birthday celebration. So All of the longevity cake is carefully crafted by experienced master baker, to ensure that the spirit of longevity is incorporated both visual and meaningfully. (eg. Red for auspicious, peach for longevity). So Celebrate auspicious occasions in style - this longevity cake makes with fresh mixed berries and fresh flowers. When I’m in Singapore near my hotel the one of the Chinese bread garden bakery have the deligious longevity cake with the customers needs and wish. The cake is decorated with a hand-cut fondant longevity wording, along with two hand-sculpted fondants 'shou taos', or longevity buns. According to Chinese folk legend, longevity buns symbolize immortality and are popular auspicious motifs to present to elderly people as a celebration of their age. Longevity bun or bao is an old Chinese tradition that symbolizes long life. It is normally presented to elders on their birthday just as a cake is presented on your grand’s birthdays.
Longevity is about hoping and wishing for wealth, health, happiness, and long life for the birthday celebrant. Chinese culture and society value the belief that without life, there is no meaning. Therefore, the Chinese value a long, prosperous life tremendously, and what better dish than noodles to embody the concept. When I stayed in Singapore my grandmother's 80's birthday was celebrated by Chinese longevity cake. This is a first-year we are giving her a surprise party. And I am hoping to surprise her with some longevity cake. Longevity bun or bao is an old Chinese tradition that symbolizes long life. It is normally presented to elders on their birthday just as a cake is presented on our birthdays. As my grandmom does not really fancy cakes, making this bake for her would be a great idea. SO I already planed before that a bit by buying the filling. I bought two different flavors of longevity cake red bean paste and pandan tau Yong (pandan flavored green bean paste). The bao skin is the tested bao skin recipe that I always use. Only this time I make it firmer for easier handling. I made one big hollow bao in the center and many mini baos both surrounding and inside it. It turned out quite satisfactory and too funny. after three attempts that is the link for longevity cake.
The Chinese believe that certain food brings good luck and prosperity. For example, noodles are believed to bring you longevity and happiness, while fish symbolizes prosperity. Actually, Longevity has long been celebrated and sought after in Asian cultures (think of your relatives singing birthday songs with their brightest smiles on as your grandfather blows out the candles on his large, longevity-bun-shaped cake at his 80th birthday celebration). I ask myself, what is there to celebrate about living till old age when it just means that one will be more prone to diseases and suffering? But, is suffering a necessary concomitant of old age? I am still seeking answers to these questions, but with the various perspectives I have been introduced to during my internship at the Tsao Foundation, Maybe Longevity is so much more than what I have mentioned above, or maybe its dictionary explanation suffices. But for now, my very attempt at defining Longevity seems to be heading somewhere. Wherever it leads us, I hope it illuminates the path to better our lives, our seniors’ lives. More details about longevity https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article/46/2/330/