¡Vamos a Celebrar!
One of my favorite items that I have created for Premier Amour has been the Celebración Ears. It was inspired by the concha ears that everyone was making, but I wanted to go further with the idea, and so the Celebración Ears were born. I was inspired by all the amazing food and traditions that grew up on.
My parents would take my sister and me to our local Northgate González market and as a kid, I was mesmerized by all the produce, the piñatas that hung from the ceiling, and the ranchero decor they had throughout the market. My favorite section though had to be the pan dulce section (any wonder why I have such a big sweet tooth.) I would be fascinated by the yummy birthday cakes in the cold case and rows and rows of fresh pan dulce next to it. I wasn't a big fan of conchas as a kid, so I always chose the niño envuelto, which had strawberry jelly and coconut. These ears are an homage to my childhood, and I wanted to share that with everyone, especially with those who have these same memories as me.
I started making these last year and I really wanted to keep going with these guys so I made new ones, adding 4 food themed ears and 2 non-food ears. And this what I came up with:
First up, we have the Chocolate Caliente ears, inspired by Mexican hot chocolate. Now, I don't know about you, but we typically use chocolate Ibarra in our home to make hot chocolate and champurrado. I know some other households use Abuelita chocolate, which is just as yummy. And how do you mix the chocolate? With a molinillo of course, which is also featured on these ears.
Next we have the Duros ears. We usually call them chicharrones, but depending on which region of Mexico you're from, you might call it something different. These ears feature the chicharrones de harina with a lime wedge so real, you might just have to squeeze it to make sure it's not real.
Next we have these Nopal ears, feauturing a hidden character in the cactus' shape. It has four delightful maroon flowers on each cactus, because why not? And don't worry, these ears aren't sharp!
Next we have the Recuérdame ears, inspired by the pan de muerto that we eat on Día de los Muertos. I added a sprinkling of white glitter to make it look like the sugared version of this bread, as well as some orange blooms, reminiscent of the cempasuchil you see on the altars on Día de los Muertos. It's a little nod to a beautiful holiday with such a beautiful meaning.
Next we have everyone's favorite: Churros! These ears took a bit of experimentation, but I think I got the look of it down, and who doesn't love a bit of glitter right? I've been wanting to make these for a while now and I love how they turned out!
And lastly I made soemthing that would make even Chente proud of: Mariachi ears! I knew I wanted to make these, and I wasn't really sure how they would turn out, but I am in LOVE with these ears. They came out better than I hoped and now I want to make some for myself too.
These ears have been so much fun to make and I hope it reminds you of the wonderful celebrations and foods that you grew up with. If you would like to snag a pair, find them now on the Accessories tab. I hope you like them as much as I do!
***P.S. Don't forget to stay tuned this whole week for a very special announcement. 4th hint: It has to do with a very important celebration!***
And that's a wrap! Make sure to check the blog for more fun posts! Till next time! ♡ - Daniela & Premier Amour Follow Premier Amour through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and make sure to join our mailing list!