Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sugar Skulls, Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead




I have been making sugar skulls since 2003. Every year I pull out all of my supplies, get out all the goodies and pounds of sugar, and spend a manic couple of days creating these calaveras de azúcar. I finished with Gallery Night on Friday where I was at Chiripa demonstrating how to make these sugar laden tributes to the Day of the Dead. We had an amazing turn out. There were kids, college students, teachers and of course many of my dear friends and family in attendance.  I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to  share some of my creativity with others. I have photos of gallery night posted here.


Sometimes, I feel so locked in my own kitchen just bursting at the seams, wishing I had more opportunities like this one. How great to be able to pass on knowledge to others who are just as excited as you are about something!



If you are interested in the "how to" of creating these. Please visit my sugar skull blog post of last year. There are several photos which show you how to mold, and un-mold the skulls. MexicanSugarSkull.com has all the goods you need if you wish to purchase the molds or some of the other items you would need for this project. 


For now, these skulls are heading back over to Chiripa where they will be on sale. I am currently taking orders for skulls, if you are interested please drop me an email. Megan @ foodalution.com  I will also be offering sugar skull parties where people can be merry, and spend an evening learning about the Day of the Dead while making a skull for themselves.


Each skulls comes with it's own heart ♥ - a reminder of the love that we have for those in our lives who have passed on. ♥


Calavera Kisses  - xoxoxo megan


26 comments:

  1. You are so talented! These are works of art!

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  2. Beautiful works of art and so creative! You should be very proud of your work.

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  3. These are amazing, Megan. True works of art, each one, I wouldn't want to eat them at all!

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  4. These are so unbelievably amazing. You are so talented!

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  5. WOW, such talent!!! You must have some patience!!! My cake look nothing like your :)

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  6. It's beautiful, your colors are amazing, Bravo!! :D

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  7. Megan-Concgrats on the Top 9 today!

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  8. Thanks Becky and to all of my friends... I love these babies, my pride and joy....(i still do love my kiddos)!

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  9. Megan, These Skulls are works of art! I particularly like how you made them pretty vs. scary...a respectful nod to those who have passed before us. Congratulations on the Top 9!

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  10. Gorgeous! These deserved Top 9 for sure!!! We are impressed!

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  11. I stumbled upon this on the Top 9 and I just had to comment, because these are true works of art (even better, since they're edible)! Really beautiful.

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  12. Woweee! Incredible!! You are an amazing artist.

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  13. I loved this post! I am currently living in Mexico - and we are all getting really geared up for dia del muerto and of course halloween - however, these sculls are the most beutiful ones i ahve seen!! true work of art! Congratulations on the top 9!

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  14. These are beautiful! They are unlike any I've ever seen before-wow. You obviously put a lot of time and heart into your work--truly inspiring.

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  15. Ah wish I could bring this with class to me tomorrow. The students would LOVE it!

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  16. Megan, I just loved these pretty skulls!! Awesome! Your hard work is apparent in the pictures!

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  17. WOW! These are absolutely awesome! How very talented you are! How many people can make a skull look so beautiful? :) Love them all!

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  18. wow...you are amazingly talented...
    first time here...love your space..
    very interesting posts with excellent cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. OMG, these skulls are awesome! My first time here but I'm already impressed. Following u now & hope u'll do the same :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  20. These are amazing! They're some of the best I've seen. WELL DONE!

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  21. Megan, these are so unusual and so detailed. What a talented lady you are!

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  22. yum!!! i made some monster cakes recently, would love to know what you think :)
    http://laughteriscatching.com/2011/08/27/to-your-posts-let-the-bake-off-begin/

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  23. Wow. You are talented. These are stunning.

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