Mexican Day of the Dead Chocolate Skull Workshops

Past Event: 26 May 2013

chocolate skulls
Mexican Day of the Dead chocolate skulls
Source: Museum Victoria
Benjamin Healley

Decorate a chocolate skull inspired by Mexican Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) traditions.

Each year on November 1 and 2 in Mexico, children and adults buy or create chocolate, sugar, clay or papier-mâché skulls to commemorate family and friends who have passed away. Mounds of colourful skulls are sold in markets, embellished with icing, paint, foil and sequins.

At the Melt: Chocolate Festival, learn about the history and customs involved and adorn your own small, edible chocolate skull to take home.

Workshop is supported by Puratos and Belcolade the Real Belgian Chocolate.

Workshop places are limited and recommended for adults and children aged 8 years and above. Children under the age of 12 years must also be accompanied by a paying and participating adult.

Purchase festival entry and workshop tickets in advance online to avoid queues and disappointment, then print and bring your tickets with you (unfortunately we can’t scan tickets from your smart phone). You can also book by phone on 13 11 02 or at the Immigration Museum daily from 10am – 5pm.

If booking multiple workshops, please book by phone on 13 11 02 or in person at the Immigration Museum between 10am – 5pm.

MV members are also advised to book entry tickets to avoid queues.