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How To Throw a Sweet Cinco de Mayo Party

Catch my picks for throwing a sweet Cinco de Mayo Party on KTLA (click the link to watch the segment)

Sweet Cinco De Mayo Celebrations with Nastassia Johnson

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Mini pan dulce and mini tortas from La Monarca

Don’t worry about spending the whole day in the kitchen and enjoy your party by ordering some festive party trays from La Monarca. The mini tortas are perfect for savory treats while the mini pan dulces are great for those sweets lovers. They are a perfect Cinco de Mayo treat.

La Monarca Bakery brings The Sweet Flavor of Mexicoto the U.S offering a variety of cakes, pastries and breads which are household staples in Mexico. They have stores in Huntington Park, Commerce, Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Hollywood, Boyle Heights, Highland Park, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Cesar Chavez St., and now on N. Western Ave.

La Monarca Bakery’s Mini-Tortas are made with the same Scratch Made Bolillo’s that they serve in-house! The flavor options are as follows: Vegetarian Chorizo, Chipotle Beef Machaca, Salsa Verde Beef, Chicken Mole.

The Mini Conchas as also scratch made in-house from all natural ingredients. No preservatives or lard are used in any of the baked goods.

Mango Chili Caramels from Le Bon Garçon

You can have these perfect French caramels in a Mexican inspired flavor – Mango Chili – around the house for snacking. They are a sweet compliment to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Le Bon Garçon’s offers French-style caramels in flavors like Mango Passionfruit, Macadamia Nut, Salted Caramel, Honey Lavender, Yuzu, Matcha, and Lemon Elderflower. Each gourmet caramel is cooked to smooth, creamy perfection in small, artisan batches, and stirred in traditional copper pots in order to coax its optimal flavor; the result is a texture that retains both tenderness and the subtle crunch of sea salt in each bite. Le Bon Garcon is located in East Hollywood and is also available for purchase online.

Assorted GF tamales from Cedarlane 

Because parties are an excuse to enjoy food and friends we’ve got to add more food to the festivities and tamales from Cedarlane are exactly what you need. Available at most local grocery stores in the freezer section, they whip up in 3 minutes and you have a satisfying savory snack for you guests that also work well for your gluten free and vegetarian friends.

Cedalane is an all-natural prepared foods pioneer. Since 1981, Cedarlanehas cooked with wholesome, delicious ingredients, bringing convenient healthy meals for all including gluten free and vegetarian options. You can find Cedarlane in over 189 grocers across the country. In Los Angeles enjoy them at Wholefoods, Sprouts, Ralphs, and Vons.

Cinco de Mayo special flavored cupcakes from My Delight Cupcakery 

And it isn’t a party without cake so your party should include cupcakes from My Delight Cupcakery. Some of the best cupcakes in Southern California in inventive fun flavors. For Cinco de Mayo they have some Mexican inspired flavors like tres leches and choco flan!

My Delight Cupcakery offers handcrafted edible works of art, made from only the highest quality ingredients. They are the Inland Empire’s first cupcake-only bakeries and have become one of Southern California’s prominent go-to cupcake stops, winning multiple awards for their consistency in innovation as well as mastering tradition.

Churro inspired cinnamon-sugar cake, stuffed with a creamy dulce de leche, frosted with churro buttercream, drizzled with more caramel, edged in cinnamon sugar and topped with a fresh fried churro.

A Mexican classic! Mazapan cake, frosted with mazapan inspired buttercream, topped with mazapan, peanut crumbs and red buttercream rose

Gansito :Madagascar vanilla cake, stuffed with marshmallow cream and fresh strawberries, frosted with a thin layer of chocolate buttercream, dipped in dark chocolate and topped with french imported chocolate sprinkles.

Tres Leches : Vanilla cake, soaked in a sweet three milk mixture, frosted with fluffy vanilla mousse, topped with fresh berries and chocolate décor.

​Chili Limon cake infusted with Tajin, coated in Flamin’ Hot Cheeto crumbs.  Tasted and endorsed by the creator of the Flamin Hot Brand, Richrd Montanez at our shop

AND Chocoflan : Dark chocolate cake, soaked with a Kahlua caramel syrup, topped with creamy flan and fresh fruit.








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