Mexican Sugar Skulls

sugar skulls

mexican sugar skulls

sugar skulls

Sugar skulls? What the heck are those? Maybe it’s because I’m Canadian. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been to Mexico. Whatever the reason, I had never seen or heard of Mexican sugar skulls. That is, until a couple of weeks ago when I was surfing for kid’s halloween costumes and then came across this site for Mexican sugar skulls. How enchanting! These would make fabulous favors for a Halloween wedding!

Mexican sugar skulls or calaveras de azúcar are used to adorn altars on The Day of the Dead.

Then I found this tutorial on how to make sugar skulls. And this one too. And this one.

I will definitely be making these for halloween next  year!

Photo One: Tofu and Cupcakes; Photo Two: About.com; Photo Three: Rosemary on the TV

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  1. Posted by CupcakeWedding on October 29th, 2009 at 9:17am

    I've never heard of these before, either. They are very cool.
  2. Posted by Angie on October 29th, 2009 at 10:36am

    When I first saw these, I thought CREEPY! After giving them another look, I think they would be adorable favours for a Halloween themed wedding. I can see them wrapped in clear cello bags and tied with coordinating ribbon. Very fun!
  3. Posted by Melissa on October 31st, 2010 at 4:34pm

    I have never heard of them either but I love the way they look. They would make a wonderful treat for a Halloween themed event.
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