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9 of Our Favorite Instagram Sugar Skull Creations

The best part of Dia de los Muertos just might be the beautiful and delicious tradition of sugar skull decorating. Originally brought to the new world by Italian friars in the 1700’s, sugar art was quickly adopted by Mexicans, who quickly learned how to duplicate the artistry and use their abundant supply of sugar to create homages to their ancestors. Adorned with sparkles, smiles, colorful icing and wide smiles, sugar skulls are now one of the most popular parts of a traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration, especially for the kiddos. Traditional sugar skulls are marked with the name of the departed and placed as an ofrenda on special altars made to honor the deceased. But these adorable adaptations from Instagram are an easy way to incorporate this tradition into your celebration this year.