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Mahjong Agar Agar Cake For Potluck Party, Anyone Game?

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I'm really thrilled to share with you a dessert I've just made for a potluck party cum birthday celebration. What do you think of my Mahjong Agar Agar Cake?

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Thanks to Jeannie, my thoughtful ex-secondary classmate, who bought these mahjong chocolate moulds in China when she heard that I was searching for it!

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I've been looking for these #mahjong moulds for years, after ordering a mahjong cake for my mom's birthday in 2009. I've googled online but to no avail, and only found sites in China selling these moulds. The cake was simply stunning and her friends were all fascinated, and I was equally impressed! Read more about her party at 80th Birthday, Ageing Gracefully.

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I'm really not a fan of potluck parties as I'm a fussy eater. I'm always pondering what type of food to make so that it'll still stay nice even after hours. My group of old friends are always talking about having a game of mahjong, but we just didn't have the opportunity. Hence, the idea of making a Mahjong Agar Agar Cake....

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Honestly, it wasn't as easy as the imprints were rather faint and the strokes were super fine. Nonetheless, I'm quite satisfied with my 1st attempt. Since it was a potluck party, I used an aluminum tray instead of a baking tray for easy transportation.

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I thought the mahjong jellies would be too plain with just coconut. Hence, I did a Chendol Agar Agar Cake to form the base, which is the mahjong table. Lol! Here, I cut out the foil for the purpose for photo-taking.

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You get three flavours for my birthday cake - Pandan Coconut for the mahjong tiles, Mango Pudding for the birthday greetings, and Chendol for the mahjong table! Shall we start our mahjong session now, kakis??

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Mahjong Tiles Agar Agar
(Makes 2 mahjong jelly moulds)
Ingredients:
8g Agar agar powder
180g Sugar
250 ml Kara Coconut Cream
2 Pandan leaves
600 ml Water
Bake King Apple Green Food Colouring
Food Pens for mahjong characters

Method:
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  • Combine water, sugar, agar agar powder and pandan leaves and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar and agar agar dissolve. Discard pandan leaves.
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  • Add Kara Coconut Cream and bring to a boil. Fill up ¾ of each mahjong tile, and let it set.
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  • Add desired food colouring to the rest of the agar mixture; I'm using Baking King Apple Green food colouring here.
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  • Fill up the remaining mahjong tiles. Leave to cool and chill in fridge until set.
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  • Remove tiles and use food pens to trace the mahjong characters. You'll need lots of patience and a good eye-sight for this step. Leave to dry, and serve your desserts chilled.
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  • You're now ready to impress your guests with these Mahjong Agar Agar!
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* Tips: I've readers and friends telling me that they agar agar doesn't stick well when they do layering. To prevent agar agar layers from separating, use a fork to scratch the surface before adding another layer.

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Check out my Chendol Agar Agar Recipe! Huat ah!!

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78 comments:

  1. Great job my favorite game Mahjong impressive work.
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  2. Wow, the agar-agar just look like real mahjong. Hehe!

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    1. Nicole, thanks for coming by & hope to see more of you here!

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  4. Making agar-agar as the decoration for the birthday cake is absolutely a creative idea! ^^

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Mitch, thanks! It's a great party dish!

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  5. What a cute idea! Makes for a terrific cake topper :)

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  6. What a master piece of work! I doubt I have that patient, Bravo to your effort,

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    1. DS, you're always so sweet! I've to admit that patience is needed for the tiles.........

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  7. Wow looks really yummy, love the presentation. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
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  8. This is amazing Shirley! Love how creative this is! I love food that's modeled to look like something else, it's so fun! And yes, the stew I made with the beef tail, shin and cube with cooked in beef stock and a whole bottle of red wine! The sauce thickened up perfectly!

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    1. Sharlynn, an entire bottle of red wine! You're such a devil; I'm already salivating.........

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  9. Actually such a gorgeous idea! :D Wanted to learn mahjong for ages!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. When I saw this, I was so excited, Shirley. I think it looks amazing and thanks for the tip! That tip is going to be very helpful in my agar-agar layering attempt ..hehe

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    1. Sharon, hahaha! I knew you'll like this one. Glad you found the tips useful :)

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  11. This cake looks beautiful!!! I'm amazed, great job! Just found your blog!!

    With love,
    http://www.livelaughloveandmakeup.com

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    1. Brenda, thanks so much for you lovely comments & love having you around! Hopping over to yours now :D

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  12. This is really cool :)
    So pretty !
    As usual a beautiful post, Shirley !

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  13. Great idea. Really fun and cute.

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    1. Kashaya, glad this has caught your attention too! Heehee!

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  14. Ohhh this is so cuteee!! <3
    Take care*

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  15. These are so attractive and didn't I don't have the patience for the food pen and design. Looking forward to the cendol agar agar.

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    1. Nava, I've to admit the difficult part is the painting; takes up a lot of time. Will post the Chendol recipe soon :)

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  16. Hi Shirely!
    I'm not "officially" back to blogging yet but, when I saw your gorgeous Mahjong Agar Cake, I just could control myself. It came out spectacular!!!! You did a GREAT job for your first time. How sweet of your friend to catch those molds for you. Now, I think it would be a really good idea to make a point of playing Mahjong with your friends too, lol...You know I'm a huge fan, play for me too:) Thank you so much for sharing, Shirley. You really did a great job. I'll be back to blogging on the first of September:) Louise

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    1. Louise, I'm just as excited & I knew you would be thrilled! I only know the basics of the mahjong game, I think I'm better off doing the jelly cake. Hahaha! Thanks for dropping by, & looking fwd to your posts too! xoxo

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  17. wahhhh....mahjong agar agar also have. Must have been a favourite of those who loves to play mahjong

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  18. Oh my! Lovely and creative mahjong set. I love it, Shirley!

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  19. Wow...I am impress with the details you have to pay attention to. So lovely.

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    1. YL, thanks dear! I really enjoy making it!

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  20. Shirley, is the Mahjong table up?? . lets play Mahjong.....haha....
    very pretty!!!

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    1. EH, hahaha! Come, come, I need more kakis!

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  21. This looks so neat and clean-cut, with such precision! :)

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    x

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    1. Gabrielle, thanks dear! I'm glad you like it too!

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  22. haha whil eating can play
    that's very fun idea
    I love it
    MY-Emily

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  23. OMG! The mahjong is so interesting idea! I am a mahjong kaki who has almost stopped playing after getting married. I went to China 3 times in 12 months for vacation but never saw this mould. I must open my eyes wider next time. China really has lots of funny and innovative household and kitchen stuffs. I remember seeing one floor mop that's actually socks!

    What a creative lady you are!

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    1. Tan, hahaha! Does my mahjong agar make your hands itchy?? Well, you can decide to eat or play!

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    2. I will play and eat the tiles after winning! I am still amazed by your patience to make the tiles! I will not forget to find this mould.

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    3. Tan, you're real funny! Thanks dear, & hope you'll get your hands on those moulds soon......

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  24. wahaha! can play with the food first before eating! Huat ah!

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    1. FC, long time no see! Glad this caught your attention! Lol!

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  25. This is amazing, Shirley! I need to get my hands on those moulds too! :D

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    1. Grace, you're into mahjong too?? Hahaha! Have fun exploring........

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  26. Totally impressed with your Mahjong techniques, Shirley! hahahaha..

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  27. Amazing and impressive. thanks for sharing.
    May u always "huat arr""..lol

    Ade-SG

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    1. Ade, it's really nice to have you here too! Hope to see more of you :D

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    1. Charlojiho, thanks so much for coming by! Will pop by your blog soon :D

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  29. Hi may i ask if the colour of the wordings spread/fades after few hours? cos mine faded badly :( may i know the brand of your colouring?

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  30. Oh dear, so sorry to hear that. Can't recall the brand, but I think I bought it from Phoon Huat. I've to admit it's not so easy to apply the colours........ Hope you'll succeed the next time & Happy CNY to you! Hope to see more of you here :D

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  31. thanks for the reply! :) so you have chilled the agar agar before your wrote those characters? icic, shall head to phoon huat to get those food pens instead of colouring bottles! thanks alot! :)

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    1. You need to chill the agar to let it set properly before writing on them. How easy to write the words really depends on the type of mould. The engraving on mine is very swallow, making not as visible to see & write......

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  32. What kind of food pens do you use? Have picture to share? And where to get it?

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  33. Joyxx, I bought from Phoon Huat. You can check with the staff & they should be able to advise you accordingly. Have fun! :D

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    1. Thanks Dear.. will check with them.

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  34. Can i know where to get this mahjong jelly mould

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Joie! As mentioned above, it was a gift from a friend who bought it from China. Maybe you can try tapao online?

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  35. For long time i never make agar agar,oneday must try the cendol agar agar ♥

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    1. I think Malays are really good at making agar agar. Miss my Malay friends' Hari Raya cookies. Hahaha!

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