Sugar Skulls are a traditional folk art from Central and southern Mexico. They are customarily used in Day of the Dead celebrations. Local village open air markets offer mounds of colorful sugar skulls for sale during the week preceding the Day of the Dead. Now you can make your own!
Over the last few years, people have been producing non-traditional candies and other items such as soaps and plaster images in the same manner of the sugar skulls. This mold featuring Catrina and Catrin is best suited for chocolate and plaster. Sometimes the traditional sugar style doesn't show the detail of these cool little heads.
This traditional design sugar skull mold features two flat-backed skulls. These are all about 3/4 inch thick. Catrina measures 3 inches wide by 2-1/2 inches high. Catrin measures 1-1/2 inch wide by 2-/14 inch wide.
If you are going to make plaster or soap skulls, please do not use the same mold for making edible items.