Fortune writ large - in pineapple tarts

ST VIDEO: TIFFANY GOH
Participants making pineapple tarts, which will be arranged to form the Chinese character for fortune, on Saturday. Bishan-Toa Payoh residents will continue baking tarts next weekend, both to take home and to donate to needy families in Bishan East.
Participants making pineapple tarts, which will be arranged to form the Chinese character for fortune, on Saturday. Bishan-Toa Payoh residents will continue baking tarts next weekend, both to take home and to donate to needy families in Bishan East.PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Some residents in the Bishan-Toa Payoh area are aiming to set a local record for the largest Chinese character made with pineapple tarts.

About 80 residents got together over the weekend for a mass pineapple tart-baking session two weeks ahead of Chinese New Year. They are among the 600 people who have signed up for the project.

The tart-making will continue over the next weekend. After the bid to set the record to form the Chinese character for fortune, the tarts will be donated to charity.

Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Chong Kee Hiong also attended the session, which was organised by SCS Dairy, at the Allspice Institute in Bukit Merah.

Mr Chong said: "Everyone enjoyed themselves knowing that they are doing something for the needy within the community."

People who want to sign up for the bake-out can do so as long as they have bought at least eight SCS Butter blocks in no more than two receipts between Dec 1 and Jan 21.

They will be able to invite three people to attend the session along with them.

Each will get to take home a container of tarts, with the rest going towards setting the record.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2017, with the headline 'Fortune writ large - in pineapple tarts'. Print Edition | Subscribe