Mirror madness: Local bakery whips up mooncakes inspired by members of hit Cantopop band

The local bakery has whipped up mooncakes that pay tribute to Mirror, which has taken the Cantopop world by storm since its founding in 2018. Photos: Wah Yee Tang Cake Shop (left), Facebook/Mirror (right)
The local bakery has whipped up mooncakes that pay tribute to Mirror, which has taken the Cantopop world by storm since its founding in 2018. Photos: Wah Yee Tang Cake Shop (left), Facebook/Mirror (right)

The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up, and if you’re a fan of Cantopop band Mirror, you’re in for a treat.

A local bakery has whipped up a batch of mooncakes inspired by the popular group, each pastry emblazoned with Chinese characters that reference the 12 members of the band. The mooncakes are for sale at Wah Yee Tang Cake Shop in Sai Ying Pun.

The endearing fandom names printed on the mooncakes include “Ginger candies,” which in Cantonese sounds similar to Keung To—the band’s most famous member—and is a moniker for his fans, “Unicorn” to reflect Jeremy Lee’s ever-changing hair color, and “Protein powder,” a nod to Alton Wong’s former bodybuilding days.

Those who don’t quite want to buy the mooncakes can still head over to the store to take pictures of the collection on display, according to the bakery’s Facebook page.

For fans of broadcaster ViuTV’s remake of gay romance “Ossan’s Love,” starring Mirror members Edan Lui and Anson Lo, the bakery has also prepared mooncakes featuring notable one-liners from the show.

 

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The 12-member group was formed on a ViuTV’s reality music program, Good Night Show – King Maker, in 2018. The band’s popularity has soared since then, its members appearing in TV ads and billboards around the city.

Hardcore fans celebrated singer Keung To’s birthday in April by crowdfunding a tram advertisement that took the heartthrob’s face around town. A 320,000-member strong, tongue-in-cheek Facebook group called “My Wife Married Mirror and Left My Marriage in Ruins,” meant for helpless husbands to vent their frustrations over losing their starstruck wives to the boy band, has also become a meme of sorts in recent weeks.

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