Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is one of the fast growing trends in the world of Halloween sweets around the United States and I could not be happier. Up to last year all you could find were a few cutters and some decorations here and there but this year, oh boy, stores jumped on the “Day of the Dead” wagon and sugar skulls are everywhere. Here are some of my favorites and where to find them.
1. Skull plate, Target
2. Skull Silicone Cake Pan, made by Wilton, sold at Michael’s
What I love the most about Día de los Muertos is how colorful the holiday is. Where I grew up, Saints Day or “La Toussaint” is celebrated on November 1 and it’s definitely not the happiest of holidays. It’s generally a day to remember loved ones who have passed away, visit their grave and reflect. If I had to describe Toussaint, I would describe it as “grey”. It’s pretty sad.
3. Skull Piñata, Target
4. Day of the Dead Paper Cups, Target
Needless to say, after I moved to California, I embraced everything Halloween. One night, back when I lived in the Mission, I came across a park that had been completely decked out for Día de los Muertos. Neighbors had built beautiful candle-lit altars covered in bright flowers and filled with painted figurines. I thought it was the most beautiful way to remember those who have left us.
5. Day of the Dead Bottle Opener, Crate & Barrel
6. Day of the Dead Party Mask and Photo Props, Target
One of the traditions of that holiday is the sugar skull. …