In our Spanish class they are learning about “El Dia de los Muertos”, which is Day of the Dead. They are participating in the event by making sugar skulls and pan de muertos. Sugar skulls are often made to decorate the “ofrendas” which means offerings. These skulls are generally used for decorating purposes but they do make mini sugar skulls that you can eat! Pan de muertos means bread that is eaten in Mexico and Central America during “El Día de los Muertos”. Pan de muertos is a sweetened soft bread that is shaped like a bun. They are often decorated with bone shaped pieces.
I went into the classroom where they were making sugar skulls, and when I walked in I saw trays of mini sugar skulls. The mini sugar skulls are usually the ones that you eat and enjoy! Instead of the “Pan de muertos” they had nachos and some type of apple tea. In the nachos there was a chicken mixture and queso that I got to try, it was really delicious! I didn’t get to try the sugar skulls, but a student said they just tasted like sugar. I talked to two 7th grade girls about what they thought about making sugar skulls and eating nachos. Daijah Elliot said “ I am very excited about making sugar skulls because I love food, I loved eating the nachos!” Jenaya McDaniel said “I feel like making sugar skulls is going to be fun because we get to decorate it on our own.” Great job, Spanish class!
Story by Morghyan Harbison