A 15th birthday comes only once. And that's why a quinceañera is one of the most special birthdays a girl can have. Quinceañera is a rite of passage; a transition from childhood to womanhood. A tradition for people from Latin America, quinceañera is celebrated in a different manner than any other birthday.
Cake Designs for the Event
Choosing a cake, that too from a huge variety can make you frustrated. Plus, there are many bake shops that specialize in preparing personalized cakes for any event.
So the first thing you need to do is have an idea as to what flavors you'd like in the cake. Also, depending on the how many people are attending, the size of the cake can be finalized. And as for sifting through different designs and decoration, here are a few examples that'll help you make that decision.
What is Quinceañera All About
The history of the parties, goes back to the period of the Aztecs in Mexico. During the 16th century, women were expected to obey their husbands and have children. Also, they would have to get married at a young age, 15 years old. So the only real knowledge they had was to fulfill the duties inside the house.
Thus, 15 was a special age for the girls. It signified their entry into womanhood. To mark this auspicious day, the parties were held in their honor. The girl's family escorted her into her new life and the whole community was there to witness it. So what does the term quinceañera mean? It is a Spanish word were quince means "fifteen" and año means "years".
When Spain attacked the Aztecs in 1521, there was a cultural exchange. The quinceañera tradition continued but, now the girl was given an option. When she turned 15, she either had to devote her life to the Catholic church and remain a single woman forever, or to marry and raise a family.
The Spaniards further contributed to the culture by adding music and dance in the celebrations. This practice is still carried on among many Hispanic people. Many American families also follow this tradition of celebrating their daughter's entry into womanhood, but they celebrate the 16th birthday rather than the 15th. That is why the term 'sweet sixteen'.
Depending on the size and design of the cake, the price may vary. So make sure that you have a budget ready before you place an order for the cake. Well, now that you have enough idea about the quinceañera cakes, order one right now and make her 15th birthday unforgettable.