Spanish Club Shares Spanish Culture with Cupcake Decorating Social

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor

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  • Smiling, Spanish Club members decorate skull-shaped cakes. A variety of sprinkles and different vibrant colored frosting was available for decorating.

  • Spanish Club members each take a skull-shaped cake to decorate and eat. The flavor of the cakes were a surprise, as some had an element of spice added to the chocolate flavor.

  • A Spanish Club member focuses on her cake decorations. The vibrant icing colors and the skull-shaped cakes were intended to represent elements of Día de Los Muertos.

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On Thursday, Nov. 17, Spanish Club members gathered in the F-wing to decorate skull-shaped cupcakes with colorful frosting and sprinkles. Students were surprised with which flavor of cake they received; either chocolate or chocolate with cayenne pepper. With all the decorating options available, students learned about culture while individualizing sweet or spicy treats.

“[The event] went pretty smoothly and we got to see people’s creativity shine through cupcakes,” Spanish Club Treasurer Faith Dietz ‘24 said.

The event began with a short club meeting, followed by a cupcake decorating session to celebrate Spanish culture. The skull-shaped cupcakes and the vibrant colors of frosting and sprinkles represented key components of the Mexican holiday Día de Los Muertos. To immerse students in a Spanish-speaking environment, Spanish club played a short film and Spanish music while students ate their creations.

“I like how interactive [the event] was. It just helps us bring it together and know more about Día de Los Muertos. I like learning about Spanish and more about the culture,” Emma Rincon ‘26 said.

Through more social events in the future, Spanish Club hopes to continue celebrating Spanish culture, encouraging students to do the same.

“It shows that no matter your skill level, no matter who you are, you are welcomed to the club,” Dietz said. “You can just come [and] hang out with us.”