The SweetSpot mooncakes display at the SweetSpot located at the Hotel Lobby, Tower 3 that was tweeted out by our Executive Pastry Chef, Ryan Witcher at @SweetSpot_MBS.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated each year in August or September and this year it falls on Sunday, 30thSeptember 2012. Also known as the Lantern or Mooncake festival, the festival is based on a Chinese legend. Learn more about the significance of the festival on YourSingapore’s page here.

In Singapore, one thing that we all look forward to during this festival is the delicious mooncakes that get more creative through the years.

SweetSpot’s original creations include the Salted Caramel Almond Crunch mooncakes, a personal favorite of mine.

I’m especially looking forward to SweetSpot’s pièce de résistance—the D-24 Durian snow skin mooncake, a must-try for durian lovers.

For the first time, Marina Bay Sands will be ushering in the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Event Plaza on 29th and 30th September. Apart from live entertainment, festive booths and food stands, the bayside extravaganza will feature 40 eco-friendly lanterns made by the LaSalle College of the Arts students. These lanterns will be along the event plaza walkway.

What’s interesting to me is that the students will be using recyclable materials such as plastic water bottles, aluminum cans, foam blocks and old magazines, from our previous Marina Bay Sands internal recycling drives for their artistic creations.

It’s a meaningful event that I’m looking forward to – it not only encourages family bonding through traditional activities such as mask making and paper fan calligraphy, it also engages young minds while spreading our green message.

SweetSpot Mooncakes: A variety to choose from.

A behind-the-scenes look at how the snowskin mooncakes look just before they are wrapped with snowskin.

Snowskin mooncakes truffle centers direct from the pastry room!