Tuesday, January 12, 2010

From blouse to cake - Puebla style!


Puebla-style, Mexico blouse

My husband and I recently helped to host a party for a young couple about to be married. The theme was Mexican Christmas. The Puebla style of embroidery is popular in our area of deep south Texas. They are made in the state of Puebla in the Mexico. The stitching is always bright and colorful. A young friend of the bride's took this idea and made a beautiful cake with this theme in mind.
                              
                                                       
I think this is the most uniquely decorated cake for this type of party that I have ever seen. I just had to share this with you.

The picture of the blouse comes from the La Mariposa site
http://www.lamariposaimports.com/fashionlamariposa.htm

11 comments:

Bama Belle said...

The details on both are amazing but the cake is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are well.

Joyce said...

What an amazing cake. I had no idea the origin of the needlework on those blouses. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

First of all, I read your answers on White Spray Paint and nearly fell off my chair. SO funny!

Ok..another thing. I predict that your blog is going to grow like crazy. I LOVE it!
Now I have to go back and take a good look at ....a cake???
Oh yeah, and WHY the heck can't we use exclamation marks in our captions??
Anyway... :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Son of a gun! That cake is amazing! What a lot of work she put into that! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That cake is amazing!

Lori E said...

What a great idea that was. I love the creativity out there. Thanks for sharing it with us. It makes my mind start whirling with thoughts of what I could do. Or not.

Deb said...

wow so very creative...I remember when I was in high school the Mexican dresses were all the rage...

Laura said...

This is an amazing post Karen-
just amazing-

Laura

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lovely cake. It's making me hungry. I'm enjoying your blog and so happy to have found you that I am now a follower.
I love it that your grandmother asked you to call her Jean. What a character she must have been.

La Table De Nana said...

I love the blouse and the cake~That embroidery is just superb..I have seen some in person too:)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Just came to your blog for the first time tonight, Karen. You have some wonderful posts...can't wait to really browse through them. I want to read more about your aunt and your darling "grandmother", Jean.
I'll have to sign up to follow your blog...

That Mexican Christmas Cake is just beautiful...what a wonderful theme.

Stay Cozy, Carrie