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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead Cookies

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Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead cookies
"The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is a festival celebrating the reunion of dead relatives with their families, November 1st and 2nd. Every year, on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day), something unique takes place in many areas of Mexico: Day of the Dead festivities. In Spanish, All Saints Day and All Souls Day are known as El Dia de Todos los Santos and El Dia de los Muertos, respectively. While it's strange for most of us to accept the fact that "death" and "festivities" can go hand-in-hand, for most Mexicans, the two are intricately entwined. This all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico (Purepecha, Nahua, Totonac and Otomi) who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives - to eat, drink and be merry. Just like they did when they were living." (from Mexonline.com, http://www.mexonline.com/daydead.htm)

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead cookies
Last week, I ordered Sweet Spirits cookie cutters from Fred to make these cookies.

Sweet Spirits cookie cutters from Fred
I used AmeriColor Food Decorating Pens and royal icing in colors from my previous Halloween post.

Sugar Skull cookie 
Sugar Skull Cookie
The cookies are very detailed and take patience and a steady hand. Next time I make these cookies I will tint the dough in four colors for the base.

Sugar Skull Cookie
Sugar Skull Cookie
I used the royal icing colors from the Halloween cookies I made but I suggest you make a lot more colors. Next time, I will do this.

For more information on Dia de los Muertos, please visit:
MexicanSugarSkull.com:
http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html

Celebrate Day of the Dead
http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com/

Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

-Sophia/Two Frys

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