Learn about Sugar Skulls
A sugar skull is a common gift for children and decoration for a tradition in Mexico called the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated from October 31, November 1, and November 2. It is known as a calavera and is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to edible or decorative skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar or clay. The most widely known calaveras are created with sugar and are decorated with items such as colored foil, icing, beads, and feathers.