People still use this recipe today to make the traditional Chabela Wedding Cake for the extravagant traditional Mexican wedding. Although 40%. The significance of having a recipe of the Chabela Wedding Cake is of course, the wedding of Rosaura and Pedro, the love of Tita’s life. Once again, Tita was. Chabela Wedding Cake recipe: Try this Chabela Wedding Cake recipe, or contribute your own.

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Download this Lit Guide! Themes and Colors Key. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Like Water for Chocolatewhich you can use to track ckae themes throughout the work. Tita shakes with nausea, as each of the eggs she breaks and beats looks like the testicles she had to cut off the roosters they ordered to serve as capons.

Tita remembers her horror at castrating the first rooster, thinking to herself that her mother should have castrated her instead. Tita searches for weddingg sign of life that could be rescued in the eggs, just as she holds out hope that she may rescue weddinh part of herself.

Related Quotes with Explanations. After days of preparations, Nacha and Tita are exhausted. On the final night before the wedding, Nacha and Tita are finishing the last of the cakes. After Mama Elena goes to bed, Nacha can sense that Tita is in a terrible cabela. In contrast, Tita has always been willing to try anything. For Nacha, cooking and eating are ways of communicating and accepting love.


Tita, on the other hand, is open to the love Nacha gives her. After finishing the cakes, Tita and Nacha add the marmalade filling they made the month before. Tita remembers the day she carried the apricots in her skirt from the garden. She ran into Pedrowho stared at her exposed legs, and she dropped the fruits. He tried to explain why he was marrying Rosaurabut she refused to listen. She ran away, into the room where Gertrudis and Chencha were chabelaa imported wedding sheets with a chastity opening so that the couple could have sex without seeing each other naked.

Imports were hard to get during the war, but Mama Elena had bought the sheets from a smuggler. For several days, everything she sees appears white. Tita is plagued not by images of sin, but by purity and whiteness.

This passage also mentions the war the Mexican Revolution for the first time, introducing it initially as an inconvenience the characters must work around, rather than a central focus of their lives. She is crying into the fondant cake icing when Nacha sends her to bed. Nacha finishes the icing and at the end licks some of it from her finger.

Nacha spends all night crying, and the next day she is too ill to go to the wedding. Full of longing and sadness, and forced to contain all of her emotion inside herself, Tita has unconsciously found a way to communicate her suffering to others.

At the wedding, Tita hears the guests gossiping about her terrible situation. Determined not to let herself be a spectacle, she focuses on controlling her expression by remembering times in her life when she felt smug.

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She cjabela when she disobeyed her mother as a kid and swam across the Rio Grande with a group of boys, beating them weddlng to the finish. The carriage driver and the village men were amazed that she did what they failed to do. In the reception line at the wedding, Tita congratulates Rosaura and Pedro.


Pedro pulls her near, telling her he has only married Rosaura so that he could remain close to Tita.

Tita seems to embody the feminine ideals of warmth and domesticity, but her sense of self-worth actually comes from remembering times when she rivaled men with her bravery and strength. After the guests eat the wedding cake, they all begin to feel a sense of desperate longing and to cry over lost love. Some become nauseous, and vomit all over the floor. Titaunaware that her tears from the night before are the supernatural cause of the mayhem, continues eating the cake without experiencing any of its effects.

Even Rosaura get sick, and that night, she and Pedro agree not to have relations until they both recover.

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