Traditional Mexican Cascarones
For a short time, I lived with a lady named Lupita in San Antonio, Texas. She was my good friend Mona's mother. In the six months or so that I lived there I was steeped in some Mexican traditions and this was one of them. The whole family was brought in to help make these and you stayed up till 3 or 4 in the morning making them. It was the same when Lupita made Tamales. lol
When I make some with my nephews I will take my own pics. These pics are from the internet, so you could get an idea of what they look like.
I posted a pic of Lupita, Mona and me that I finally found in a box of pictures from Texas.
I hope you enjoy and share too if you make these with your family.
- dozen egg shells, cracked in half as even to half as possible, cleaned out and dried out
- bag of colorful confetti or you can make your own confetti too.
- egg dyes, colored markers, regular paint or even spray paint
- dozen small, cut pieces of tissue paper
- 1 bottle
- of glue
- foam brushes or any small paint brush
- a couple of kids and adult to assemble
(My friend Mona & I worked together at a MExican restaurant and she learned how to crack the eggs perfectly in half two at a time on the side of a bucket. She would save these eggs for her mother, Lupita to make Cascarones. Lupita would sell them at her church during Easter time. She would make several 1,000 of them. Of course, with help. :-)
(I love this painted picture! It so reminds me of all of us sitting around the table. I would be the little guy with his head on the table sleeping. LOL)
It is called:Cascarones Gouache 1989
Collection of Gilberto Cárdenas and Deanna RodrÌguez, Austin, TX