Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is two-day celebration spanning September 15 and 16, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican Army's win over the French Empire in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. But over time, here in the US anyway, it's become a broader celebration of Mexican-American culture. (Never thought you'd get a history lesson here on Cookie Connection, did you? )
In cookies, this celebration most often manifests itself in high-color fiesta sets featuring intricately "embroidered" floral dresses, sombreros, papel picado, piñatas, and, of course, the Mexican flag. And, in keeping with the fiesta mood, you might even find a margarita cookie or two tossed in! There is no clearer evidence of this cookie phenom than in this week's hot list*. It's got everything I mentioned and more, all in an eye-popping palette dominated by lime green, orange, teal, and hot pink! It's bright, cheerful, and a guaranteed Saturday morning pick-me-up!
¡Felicite a los ganadores de esta semana y disfrute de su Cinco de Mayo a todos! (I hope Google Translate got that right! )
#1: Cinco de Mayo by Rocking Horse Sugar Decor
#2: Mexican Doll by Sueños de Caramelo
#3: Fiesta! by Delorse
#4: Fiestas Patrias by María Imelda
#5: Chiapas by Dora Lilia
#8: Fiesta Cookies by Kelley Hart
#9: Cacti by RebeccArchitect
Y por último, si bien no menos importante . . .
#10: Muñecas de Trapo Mexicanas by Sueños de Caramelo [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats, Sueños, on your second win of the week! Both sets of your dolls are completely adorable!]
¡Hasta el próximo fin de semana, vive dulcemente!
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