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Celebrating Día de los Muertos – Sugar Skulls, Pan Muerto, & Champurrado

October 30, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Monday, October 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Celebrating Día de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls, Pan Muerto & Champurrado at La Estrella Bakery. Cost: $77.00 per person.

Making calaveras or sugar skulls is part of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. On November 2, deceased loved ones return and are greeted with ofrendas (offerings) on altars covered with sugar skulls, foods, candles, photos, and other objects. 

A Tucson favorite since 1986, La Estrella Bakery’s newest and third location, 901 N. Grande Ave., is the setting for this class making decorating a sugar skull and Pan Muerto, the orange and anise light, fluffy yeast bread. The circular shape of the bread represents the circle of life, the fluffy risen part of the loaf represents the skull and the crunchy bread atop the loaf represents hand bones which symbolize death.

Isabel Montaño, Erica Franco, and Sandra Franco, children of founders Marta and Antonio Franco, will share stories and the history of Día de los Muertos, sugar skulls and Pan Muerto, as well as guide you step-by-step with your decorating.

You’ll enjoy freshly baked Pan Muerto and Champurrado, a thick, warm, sweet, and earthy Mexican beverage. The rich drink gets its complex flavor from Mexican chocolate, piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar), and masa harina. 

We’ll celebrate those we loved who are no longer with us. Feel free to bring a photo or a memento of your beloved to add to the bakery’s altar or share with the group.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 15, will take place at La Estrella Bakery, 901 N. Grande Ave. You’ll receive an email with class details (everything you’ll need will be provided) 3 days in advance. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely. Please contact us if you don’t receive the class information.

All classes and events are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class or event up to 7 days prior to the class or event. Culinary Boot Camps or workshops require a 14-day notification. Your request must be emailed to [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]Click here for required in-person waiver.

Please know it may be necessary to cancel select classes if 10 or fewer guests enroll. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we’ll personally reach out to each guest in case of cancellation. 



October 30, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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La Estrella Bakery
901 N Grande Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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