Sunday Sweets: Dia de los Muertos

You may think Halloween marked the end of all the fun, but not if you celebrate Dia de los Muertos!

(By Ashlee Trotter)

Yep, Day of the Dead actually spans three days, which just wrapped yesterday - but we're extending it through today, so you still get to feast your eyes on all this Sweetness.


Probably best known for its colorful sugar skulls, Day of the Dead is a celebration of loved ones who have passed on:

(By Vale Cooking and Fun)

Traditions vary around the world, but this is very much a time of joyful remembrance, full of color, laughter, and good food.


Of course, all those bright colors and gorgeous designs make Day of the Dead a popular theme for more than just Dia de los Muertos:

(By Fabricake)


In fact, Day of the Dead wedding cakes are really popular:

Found here, and created by Choccywoccydoodah


Here the traditional skull-and-crossbones gets a colorful makeover:

(By Bobbette and Belle)


While this sugar skull gets a sweet mosaic treatment:

(By Cookie Cornucopia)


As a Mexican holiday, it makes sense to honor Frida Kahlo with this stunning La Calavera Catrina (or, "dapper skeleton"):

(By Highland Bakery)


I especially love all the rich colorful flowers and delicate lace patterns:

(By The Royal Bakery)

And that little candle! Ack! So cute.


Sugar Skull face paint is also popular - so how appropriate that this next beauty is actually handpainted:

(By Three Little Black Birds)


I had to look at an extreme closeup to believe that wasn't a printed image. Talk about amazing detail!


And even the most adamant skull-a-phobe will admit these sugar cookies are simply irresistible:

(By Ooh La La Baking Co.)

Dibs on the top left one. And the third one over. And the bottom left. And the... oh, are we moving on? Ok.


Remember how I said Day of the Dead is a popular wedding theme? Well, check out this gorgeous example:

(By Cakes By Bert)

The hand painted panels, the "tiled" swirly bit, the sculpted toppers!!


And finally, I'll leave you with one of the most beautiful digital shorts I've ever seen, which is perfect for today's theme:

"Dia de los Muertos" by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, Lindsey St. Pierre.


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