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In-person Class: Celebrating Día de los Muertos – Sugar Skulls, Cookies & Pan Muerto

October 25, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Monday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. In-person Class: Celebrating Día de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls, Cookies & Pan Muerto. Cost: $75.00 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 hand-on class making a sugar skull in a mold that you’ll take home, decorating a sugar skull, cookie 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, Jorge Franco and Erica 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.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 20, will be held at La Estrella Bakery, 901 N. Grande Ave. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely.

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]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.


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October 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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La Estrella Bakery
901 N Grande Ave
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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