Cinco de Mayo

Hola Amigos! Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

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Sweet Taco cupcakes!  I made the shell using yellow fondant.  I just cut a small circle with a mini round cookie cutter and gently folded it over.  The filling is crumbled chocolate cake, tinted green coconut and cut up circus peanuts!  

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These sombrero cookies are so incredibly easy it's almost embarrassing.  I used store-bought cookies, already frosted and sprinkled, added a gumdrop, cut a little strip of fruit roll up for the band around the gumdrop and that's it!

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Nach-o ordinary cupcake!  This Chips and Salsa topper is made from fondant and sprinkles. The bowl, pepper and chips are made from fondant.  Then I filled the bowl with red & green sprinkles for the salsa. 

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Get your fiesta on!  Here are some Rice Krispie Treat Hot Chili Peppers to kick off Cinco de Mayo - Muy caliente! (But they are actually sweet. And kinda cute.) :)  I shaped rice krispie treats into pepper shapes, dipped them in red candy coating and added candy eyes and face with an edible black marker.

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Rice Krispie Treat Cactus with a fondant sombrero.  Who knew cacti could be cute?

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More cute cacti.  These are actually store bought brownie bites.  I put them in little pots and piped green frosting on top of them.  Then I added sprinkles for "needles" and a fondant flower.

 

** PLEASE NOTE - I used silicone type pots that are food safe.

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Mmmmm Mini Margarita Cupcakes.  I got this recipe from Betty Crocker.  (I omitted the pretzels.)

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Sponge cake sombreros were so fun to make with the kids.  We just used pre-made sponge cake cups from the grocery store as the brim of the hat and a sliced Twinkie for the top of the sombrero.  Then we decorated with icing and skittles.  With strawberry sauce poured over the top, it tasted just like a strawberry shortcake - mmmmmmm, muy bueno!

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My individual dishes filled with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo look like the flag of Mexico.  A little sprig of cilantro in the middle tied it all together. I found these adorable little dishes at Pier One Imports.

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Meet Chico - he's the mini pinata I found at Party City.  I had to name him because he was so darn cute!

Festive tissue paper flowers were such a bright spot on the tablescape - so easy and inexpensive!  Get all your tissue paper at Dollar Tree - I made ten of these for a dollar - all of the colors came in the same pack.

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I mixed up my table settings, placing my mini chili pepper piñatas on some plates and using a pretty beaded napkin holder on others

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The little pepper piñatas were simple to make with stuff I already had around the house – cardstock paper for the cone with green tissue paper and red streamers wrapped around it.  I filled them with Hot Tamale candy (of course)! For how-to's on this "chili pepper piñata project" (now say that 3 times really fast), click here for complete instructions.

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I’m all set for Cinco de Mayo! Magnífico!(Now if I could just roll my “r”s...)