Why “La Calavera”?

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After many years of living in Mexico (where Eric, co-owner and baker, was born and where his dad’s side of the family is from), we knew that the celebration of Dia de los Muertos was our favorite time of the year. People remember their loved ones who have passed on, and they make their favorite foods in hopes that those beloved spirits will visit this earthly realm to enjoy its delights. A special bread, pan de muerto, is made, as well as skulls (calaveras) made out of sugar.
We named our bakery after the sugar skulls; they are a warm remembrance and part of a really lovely tradition in which food is a tribute, shared during a time of some sadness but mostly lots of love.
We can’t wait for Dia de los Muertos this year! But we’ll have to. Meanwhile, we will be making fresh bread and treats every day until then (well, except Mondays). Hasta mañana.


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