A few years ago, I wrote a post sharing a brief history of cascarones - how they originated in China and were introduced to Mexico by Empress Carlota.
This year, I stumbled upon several awesome video tutorials for making cascarones. Different families make them different ways, and I love seeing the variety. So I thought that I would share some of my favorite videos with you. I know many of you are doing this at home with your children or in your classrooms with your students!
If this is your first time making cascarones, these three videos are great tutorials.
Video Tutorials for Making Cascarones
My friend, Yvette from Muy Bueno Cookbook, made this awesome video last year about making cascarones with her kids. You can visit her website to print out the directions.
If you'd like to see more videos from Muy Bueno Cookbook, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel.
Now this video from Tiny Teachers has absolutely stolen my heart! These sweet girls have got it down pat! Teresa and Liana have some other great videos online, too, so check them out. :)
From these two girls we go now to Abuela's Kitchen! She shows us the way she grew up making cascarones (and she's pretty funny, too). This video is mostly in Spanish, but I think that's not a problem for most of you. If I remember correctly, it has subtitles in English.
You may already know her from her YouTube channel that has 238 thousand subscribers!! It's full of videos of her sharing traditional Mexican recipes. (UPDATE: Sadly, I believe that she passed away on Christmas Day in 2021.)
Articles & Blogs Featuring Cascarones
If you are looking for additional decorating ideas, here are a few places that I like to pull up so I can be amazed and inspired by other people's creativity:
- Re-invented style has these hand-painted eggs on display.
- Mexican Easter Eggs—Artelexia-style
- Call Me Grandma has these beautiful cascarones on her blog
- and Anna on Flickr (@arctexas) has this inspirational photo
Cascarones Printables for Kids
Here's one last resource for those of you searching for printable activities to share with your kids. My TpT shop has several cascarones-themed activity packs for a variety of ages, including the ones shown below:
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- And if you have any eggshells left over, then here is one idea of what you can do with them!
Enjoy, my friends!