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Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy is a confectionary artist with over twenty years’ experience making Mexican sugar skulls for Day of the Dead.
As a child she learned cake decorating from her mother, and as an adult she has elevated the humble calavera de dulce to new heights.
She is passionate about promoting the rich cultural traditions of Mexico and introducing this fascinating art to the community.

  • Sugar Skull Making Workshop
    Menlo Park
    Saturday, October 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    In this class Ms. McCarthy will demonstrate molding the skulls from raw sugar
    Joining the pieces to make a three-dimensional skull
    Making the bright royal icing, and decorating the skulls.
    Each participant will then decorate their very own Oaxacan sugar skulls to take home.
    Come see why Ms. McCarthy says, “This is not your abuelita’s sugar skull!”
    Learn to create a unique work of sugar art, blending traditional elements with a modern twist.