did you know that "cinco de mayo" is not mexico's independence celebration - september 16th is. may 5th marks the battle of puebla and the mexican army's defeat of a much larger and better-equipped french army attempting to conquer its weakened government. even though today is not what many people think it is, isn't this minor mexican holiday still a great reason to make some recipes from rick bayless' cookbook and down a couple of margaritas? =)
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i received a custom order last fall for a unique theme - a mexican jumping bean for a child's second birthday. this was a bit of a challenge as i didn't really know where to begin with it. it took me about 5 versions, both horizontal and vertical before i got to the final design. i am very happy with how it turned out, and my customer really loved it too. i even created matching jumping bean address labels with the middle bean. (more design info can be found at http://www.oncupcakemoon.com/item.asp?i=2009)
i think this design works very well for anyone wanting to celebrate any of the mexican holidays, or anyone who wants a cute and different theme for a birthday party. so now go get your maracas, put on your sombrero, and let's fiesta! olé!