As Easter approaches, North Texans are keeping the vibrant tradition of cascarones alive, thanks in large part to the tireless work of local business owner Rosita Muñoz. At Rosita’s Boutique in Fort Worth, Muñoz meticulously crafts up to 200 of these whimsical, confetti-filled eggshells by hand every day leading up to the holiday. With an eye for detail and a steady hand, Muñoz seals each eggshell’s hole with a small piece of colorful tissue paper and sells them by the bag.
This year, however, cascarone-makers are facing a challenge – a shortage of eggs. Disruptions in the supply chain caused by the ongoing pandemic have left some stores struggling to keep up with demand for eggs and cascarones. Despite this hurdle, Muñoz is unfazed, thanks to the chickens she raises at her own home.
Cascarones have long been a beloved Easter tradition, cracked over heads to shower one another with confetti and laughter. For many families, it’s an integral part of their celebration. Dallas resident Zsuzanna Oyervides has fond memories of making cascarones with her grandmother, a cherished bonding experience that also helped them earn extra cash.
Muñoz’s work station is a lively, colorful sight to behold, brimming with paint, tissue paper, eggshells, and confetti. Located at Northwest 28th Street in Fort Worth, Rosita’s Boutique is a Northside business specializing in everything from baptisms to First Communion to wedding accessories and beyond. Muñoz’s unwavering dedication to supplying her customers with high-quality, handcrafted cascarones is nothing short of impressive, and she has single-handedly kept this Easter tradition alive.
As we navigate the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, preserving cherished traditions like cascarones is more crucial than ever for North Texans. With local business owners like Muñoz working tirelessly to keep these customs alive and thriving, this Easter is sure to be a memorable one for all who celebrate in North Texas.