There are few things more delicioso than pan dulce. Whether it’s served with café con leche or grabbed as a quick breakfast indulgence, it really is the perfect treat. This variety of sweet bread has become a big part of the Latinidad.
When we’re talking pan dulce, conchas, puerquitos, orejas and empanadas are just a few of the mouthwatering options. No matter which sweet bread is your fav, you can relive your first taste over and over again with every fresh bite.
Thanks to social media, we can also see the adorableness that comes with baby’s first sweet bread. Hashtags like #BabysFirstConcha or #BabySweetBread are where to go to find cute pics of babies taking their first bites of sweet pan dulce.
Here are some super cute pictures of babies eating their first pan dulce.
1. Enjoy your matching concha, preciosa.
Just like the color pink, conchas are perfect for every occasion. This little preciosa doesn’t hold back as she takes a mighty chomp out of her pan dulce. From the looks of it, this first bite won’t be her last. Enjoy, mija.
2. Matching concha costume = GOALS.
Pan dulce-themed birthday parties are now a thing — and we really wish they were back when we were kids. What better way to celebrate your special day than to dress like your favorite food. That frosting-covered face confirms how awesome pan dulce birthdays can be.
3. You don’t need teeth to enjoy pan dulce.
Not having teeth doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the goodness that is pan dulce. If you’re a babe taking your first bite, just working that sweet treat with the gums you’ve been given is good enough. Just imagine how much pan dulce this cutie will take down once he actually gets those baby teeth in.
4. Just a little nibble for now.
While some babies might go mouth-first into their conchas, this little lady prefers to nibble. In her matching concha onesie, this sweetie is more proper with her first bite. However, once she gets a taste, there’s no doubt this little conchita will go pan dulce-crazy.
5. That smile says she knows this is going to be good.
Look at the awe on her face. Look at that little grin. This baby knows she’s got something special in front of her. This pic was taken before the big chomp but that look on her face tells us it’s coming soon.
6. Nothing beats twinning with your pan dulce.
Can you really claim conchas are your favorite food if you don’t regularly dress up like them. Twinning with your favorite pan dulce is an awesome look no matter what day it is. Top it off with a concha cake and you’ve got a party.
7. Pan dulce: the perfect party food.
Piñatas and decorations are all well and good, but a real party needs one more ingredient — pan dulce. This little lady knows what’s up as she snacks on her vanilla concha. What’s even better is the absolutely gorgeous photoshoot she had to immortalize her first bite.
8. If you are what you eat, eat lots of conchas
Have you ever seen a cuter conchita in your life? The answer is obviously no. This giggly little sweet bread is just as lovable as the pan dulce that she’s dressed as. Of course, her happy face could have something to do with all that colorful sugar.
9. Sweet like pan dulce.
Those sweet, soulful eyes and that face buried into a soft concha are guaranteed to make you say, “Awwww.” This adorable shot doesn’t need any extra props or colorful backgrounds to make us swoon. If you don’t have baby fever yet, you probably do now.
10. Waiting for the sugar to kick in like…
Her face is telling us a lot. Namely that this little chula is lost in the flavor of her delicious pan dulce. We can admit that this state of pre-sugar high is super relatable. At least baby will be able to enjoy a nice nap after that sugar hits.
11. When you can’t wait to get home to start digging in.
Sometimes you can’t wait to get home from the panderia before you start digging into the pan dulce. This sweetheart didn’t even wait to get out of her car seat to start snacking. Also, did anyone else notice that this concha is as big as her head? That’s a big project she’s working on.
12. Conchas are serious business.
Although this little preciosa has a serious look on her face, those puffed out cheeks give away her secret. They’re stuffed with yummy concha. She’s obviously contemplating which piece of pan dulce she should take down next.
13. Go ahead and take a big bite, mija!
For her “Coco”-themed birthday party, this little cutie has everything from flower crowns to guitars to complete that mood. Of course that means she also has the ultimate treat, pan dulce. We wonder if she waited to blow out the candles before she dug in.
14. We know that feeling, baby girl.
That feeling when the pan dulce hits that sweet craving just right. This little cutie looks like she’s experiencing just a bit of euphoria with that first bite. The matching concha tee and pink tutu really complete this adorable look.
15. Her face says it all.
As perfect as pan dulce is, it’s also pretty messy. However, that mess is just proof that you’re thoroughly enjoying that sweet treat. This baby isn’t at all worried about the sugary mess on her face; she’s got her eyes on the prize.
16. Never too young for pan.
While many babies have pan dulce parties for their first or second birthdays, this little lady just couldn’t wait. As a celebration for her nine month b-day, she not only had a taste of delicious pan dulce, she also had a little photoshoot to commemorate it. After all, you’re never too young for this sweetness.
17. Now that’s a mouthful!
Some babies nibble, some take a practice bite before they jump in. This baby isn’t afraid to take the plunge and go at it with a big ol’ bite. We hope he approaches every challenge in his life with the same bravery and commitment.
18. La Princesa de Conchas.
First of all, we LOVE this look. Secondly, this little princesa looks absolutely in love with that sweet bread. No doubt, this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship between conchas and this little cutie pie.
19. The look of true love.
This sweet smile can only mean one thing: this little one is in love with pan dulce. The sweet simplicity of her first bites is what this list is all about. It’s a reminder of what pan dulce is all about: sugar, bread, and all things good in this world.
Who doesn’t love conchas? They taste good, look cute, and they make great art. Gente all over America have gone concha crazy, designing everyday items into the image of the almighty concha. Conchas, it seems, can represent so many different things in our lives, from parts of the body, body positivity, an unwavering commitment to carbs, and our Latinidad. Concha creativity knows no bounds, and the nice thing about most of these conchas is that they don’t get sugar crumbs all over your blusa. Looking for a holiday gift for the concha-lover in your life made by creative latinx artistas? Look no further.
Cute Concha Keychains
These concha keychains by 805_clay_boutique are made of polymer clay. Tiny and adorable, these keychains can only be ordered via DM on Instagram, which makes them feel oddly illicit, pero the artist is just keeping real and their overhead costs low.
Concha Phone Grip and Stand
Also made by 805_clay_boutique, this concha food grip will help you hold on to your phone. Everyone seems to be using phone grips these days, and most are pretty ugly. We also hate thinking of how many have already wound up in the landfill. This cute concha-shaped phone grip, like conchas themselves, will never go out of style.
Concha Pan Dulce All-Over Art Latinx Art Mug
We at Fierce all want a mug like this for our cafecito in the morning. A cup of coffee or Ibarra chocolate in this cup would be the just right cup to dip conchas in on a lazy weekend indoors. The Dos Estrellas Shop on Etsy is owned by Gabriela Ruiz, who designs a variety of concha items, says this about the shop on the site: “We’re 100% Latinx and are proud to share our culture with anyone that appreciates our ideas of gorgeous.”
Amor Eterno Concha T-Shirt
Also created by Dos Estrellas, this Amor Eterno t-shirt comes in femme and butch cuts and runs $25, a standard price for a t-shirt with good art on it. There are other concha design t-shirts in this shop and buying from them supports your community not one of those big box stores. Get on over there and take a look!
Chocolate Concha Pillow
This concha pillow by Mi Barrio Co comes in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Just don’t mistake it for the real thing in the middle of a dream. The Mi Barrio Co shop owner, Kelly Elvina, calls her shop a family business and says their shop is “deeply inspired by [their] Mexican roots and car scene culture.”
Gothic Concha Soap
Also made by Mi Barrio Co, this soap is made with hand-poured coconut milk and topped with “skin-safe mica,” this midnight soap is lightly scented and will thrill the goth concha-lover in your life. Orders made at Mi Barrio get five stars.
Pan Dulce Earrings
These conchita earrings really do look good enough to eat. You could the concha-lover in your life one pair in each flavor. Viva Las Calaveras shop owner, Liz Zambrano, says that she learned to create and make art from her abuelita. She shop is filled with earrings and broaches in all different styles, elegant, cute, and quirky.
Vegan Conchas in Northern California
If you’re looking for real conchas for eating, and you’re vegan, try Concha Libre in Oakland. This is another business that takes orders via Instagram. Concha Libre’s vegan conchas are also available at various locations around the San Francisco Bay Area: Hasta Muerte Coffee, The Grind on Market St, Vegan Republic, and the Berkeley Student Food Collective.
Vegan Conchas Southern California
Photo by Javier Cabral
If you need some vegan conchas for your vegan concha-lover in the LA area, head on over to Highland Park. Delicias Bakery makes super authentic-looking vegan conchas. According to an article in LA Taco some family members of the owner became vegan and “really missed pan dulce, so she asked Ramirez if he can try a batch made without any animal products. The baker Jose Casimiro Bran Ramirez never heard of a vegan diet before but since he came from a family of panaderos, he didn’t think twice and was up for the challenge.”
Let Your Conchas Be Your Guide
If you’re in need of a super-quick gift, how about this printable download? Print this baby out at home, buy a cute frame, and you got a great gift. If you’re in a pinch roll it up and tie a cute bow around it. Designed by OdesseyRoc Etsy Shop owner and designer Tony Avina. You can also buy this image on a coffee cup. “Let your conchas be your guide” — we always love a good pun!
Concha Christmas Ornament
This 4-pack of concha Christmas tree ornaments have the look of traditional bulb ornaments, but they’re made of plastic, so they won’t break. Made by Joy by JnY Designs, these concha ornaments might make a great gift for the hard-to-shop-for concha-lover. These are especially great for a friend with niñitos who should definitely help trim the tree.
Handcrafted Concha Ornaments
For concha-lovers who love hand-crafted gifts like we do, this felt concha garland is adorable with visible hand-stitching. Made by Lilibun Designs shop out of Ontario, California, the shop also features taco and cactus garlands, and concha Christmas tree ornaments. One reviewer, who gave the shop five out of five stars raved about this concha garland, “Words cannot explain how adorable these are and pictures can’t do them justice! Can’t wait to order this shop again!” Check out all the artful photos of her items on Lilibun Insta account.
This bright pink concha backpack from the Mitú shop will help you find your concha-loving friend in a crowd for sure. And it’s not as drab as those popular Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpacks that all the hipsters are wearing.