Happy Easter! Hope you are having nice holidays if you have any. We had Friday and then will have also tomorrow (Monday) off work and it feels incredibly great, at this time of the year I needed a little vacation although we have mostly stayed at home. Still we have a couple of adventures that we are going to share next week, keep tuned!
The tradition says that today, on Sunday, godparents have to bring a cake called Mona to their favorite kids. The Mona is usually a cake with chocolate figures on top. The most classic ones are chocolate eggs but the fashion lately is to reproduce children favorite heroes, like Disney characters, landscapes, animals or superheroes. This year the most popular one is a Frozen inspired landscape using white chocolate and sugar to reproduce ice fractals and such. In between the chocolate, they add vinyl/rubber figures, fluffy chickens and feathers; for instance you would find Elsa & Olaf in a chocolate landscape.
Crafters (& good bakers) make Monas at home, this would be the case of our friend Anna (she is ace!), but you can find them almost everywhere from supermarkets to fancy pâtisseries, the later ones being truly masterpieces. We found a good compromise and we bought two simple eggs but at a fancy place called Escribà, he is well-known for his amazing chocolate. I am not too fond of chocolate myself (true fact!) but Dani is, so he is today a super happy clam with two eggs for himself.
Do you have a similar tradition for today? Have you ever tried to make chocolate figures! If you have, leave us a link so we can see the result!