This week Maize is celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in a variety of ways, and I got a sneak peek at the process of making sugar skulls, used as decoration during the celebration which honors those who have passed. Owner Armando Sandoval walked me through the process of making the skulls, using just water, sugar, and lime.
The ingredients are boiled until they just begin to carmelize, then taken off the heat.
Clay molds are used to form the skull shape.
Once the portion touching the mold begins to harden, the center can be reused and poured into other molds.
After just a few minutes, the mold can be pulled apart to reveal the skull.
November 1st and 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., kids can decorate one of the skulls with the purchase of a kids meal. On November 2nd, beginning at 6 p.m., Maize is hosting an adult sugar skull decorating event. For $20 you can get the skull and a Don Julio Blood Orange Margarita to sip while you create.
Also, you are invited to honor your loved ones at the beautifully decorated altar they’ve created in the dining area. Bring a photo, or just leave a note recognizing someone in your life that has passed away.
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