This 2-piece mold makes one extra large sugar skull. It is whimsical, with plenty of room to decorate all over the skull, and with extra big eye recesses to decorate. Eyes can be accentuated with colored tin foils, colorful royal icing, rhinestones, or even round cut-outs from soup labels--anything that looks striking. In Mexico, the sugar skull makers use whatever they find to make a sugar skull special.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.