feliz cinco de mayo!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Feliz 5 de Mayo! Though we don't celebrate it in Spain, of course.

    I do LOVE that design of yours, so super cute!!