Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Sugar Skulls

Estoy en amor con... elaborate skeletons on Dia de los Muertos. 

Rich in sugar, the people of Mexico learned how to make sugar art for their festivals by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The skulls represent a departed soul and is placed on the home ofrenda (altar).

I learned at La Mariposa that while sugar skulls look delectably sweet, they aren't fit to eat unless you buy them from a confectioner or you make sugar skulls at home using a skull mold.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

these are so so cute!
xo emily