Once the reception is over, she is “more worried about saving her skin than anything else” since Mama Elena viciously beats her for having supposedly added an emetic to the cake (41).
However, once she discovers her ability to channel her emotions through food, Tita is sure to use it to her advantage.
Pedro accepts, thinking it will be a way to stay close to his one true love.
But Tita doesn't know his thinking and, crushed by what she sees as betrayal, she must make the wedding cake.
Consequently, cooking becomes a medium through which Tita can transmit her subversive desire to have a sexual relationship with her sister’s husband.
Despite her premature birth due to excessive crying and an extreme sensitivity to onions, Tita is not a weak-willed, overly sentimental female.
Tita’s first encounter with her special ability to communicate through food can hardly be described as premeditated.
It is purely by accident that Tita ruins her sister’s unjust wedding.
As Tita proclaims, “I’m going to break with it several more times if I have to, as long as this cursed tradition doesn’t take me into account.
I had the same right to marry as you did, and you had no right to stand between two people who were deeply in love” (213).