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Day of the Dead Chocolate Candy Molds created the original Sugar Skull Molds as seen in Sunset and Domino magazines. We've offered our molds online since 1999. Our sugar skull molds have featured on The Food Network, Martha Stewart and "Modern Marvels - Halloween Tech" on the History Channel.


Mounds of Chocolate skulls in Mexico for Day of the Deadphoto - our visit to Feria del Alfeñique, Toluca Mexico photo courtesy Southern Candymakers, New Orleans, LA

NEW Big Eyes Sugar Skull Mold™ - New for 2017!

This 2-piece mold makes 1 extra large sugar skull. This is the largest, most realistic Mexican sugar skull mold we have.

It's whimsical with the big eye recesses to decorate and it's a big skull with lots of room to decorate. Carolyn Potter and I had lots of fun making this mold!

Big Eyes Sugar Skull Mold from for Day of the Dead
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Eyes can be accentuated with colored tin foils, colorful Royal Icing, rhinestones and even round cut outs from soup labels. Anything that looks striking. In Mexico, the sugar skull makers use whatever they find to make a sugar skull special.

The reason this mold is so special and has been long requested is because the back of the head is exactly the same size as the front. This means the skull sits up straight and does not recline, which is preferable to some people. For chocolate makers who wanted a big skull to make hollow chocolate sugar skulls, this is perfect. They would still need to clamp the 2 plastic molds together, but it doesn't have a smaller back of the head as the Original Large has. This skull is fun to make and in size, falls between the Original Large & Oaxacan XL mold.Please send us photos of your Big Eyes skull decoration and we'll try to post them. 4" wide x 4.5" high x 4.5" thick

W3600 $13.00 each

10 NEW Chocolate Candy Molds!

We've worked all year carving these new super skull molds for sugar & chocolate.
Our line of chocolate molds can be made with tempered chocolate, candy, coating wafers or melted chocolate chips. These candy molds are not designed for high temperature hard crack candy. Recipe cards included.

Flaming Heart Chocolate Mold 1 Flaming Heart Chocolate Lollipop with gold ribbon Flaming Heart Lollipops Mold

NEW Flaming Heart Chocolate Molds™

3 sizes on one sheet. 2 1/2", 3" and 4" high, by 1/4" thick
C4430 $9.50

NEW Flaming Heart Lollipops Mold™

(right) 4 lollipops. 2 1/2" high with 4 1/2" stick
C4435 $9.50
These flaming heart designs were inspired by vintage milagro charms. These particular designs came from Mexican milagros from the 1800s. Chocolate hearts can be brushed with edible gold luster dust for an elegant look or accented with small amounts of icing.

Fiesta Chocolate Sugar Skull Lollipop Mold
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6 Fiesta Chocolate lollipops made with's Fiesta Lollipop mold

NEW Fiesta Chocolate Lollipop Mold™

6 sugar skull lollipops. 4 measure 2" high x 1.5" wide. 2 are slightly smaller.
C4420 $9.50
Chocolate lollipops can be brushed with gold luster dust for an elegant look or with small amounts of icing accents, but chocolate lollipops look nice without any adornment. Designs inspired by the famous Mexican woodcut artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.

NEW Altar Sugar Skull Molds™

2-piece molds for sugar skull mix, tempered chocolate, candy coating wafers or colored ice!

So many customers have called us over the years asking for a smaller sugar skulls with both front and back. Well, ta-dah! We have three new sugar skull molds that are based on real sugar skulls from Oaxaca, Mexico. Sugar Skulls to top cakes & cupcakes!

These molds will delight the experienced sugar skull maker. Since the front and back of the skull are the same size, the finished skull appears to be more like the authentic Mexican sugar skulls. All of these skulls are too small a scale for little children to have success with, but but are wonderful for older kids and adults. The tiny 1" skull is best for experienced sugar & chocolate makers.

Chocolate makers will have fun attempting HOLLOW chocolate sugar skulls by clamping the back & front together.

Medium Altar Sugar Skull Mold™
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Small Altar Sugar Skull Mold
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Mini Altar Sugar Skull Mold™
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NEW Medium Altar Sugar Skull Mold™

(face & back)
Kathi says the size of this skull is between a loquat & a guyabano! This makes a skull a bit smaller than a tennis ball. Back and front are exactly the same size so once it's decorated, it looks very similar to a true Mexican sugar skull. Petite! Nice size to mound up on top of a cake, or give as a gift.
2-sided sugar skull. 2 skull faces + backs per mold. 2 1/2" high
W3300 $9.50

NEW Small Altar Sugar Skull Mold™

(face & back)
This precious little skull is the size of a large walnut or Barbie doll head. Too difficult for a student to decorate. Cake decorators with small tips will enjoy making these sugar skulls to top cupcakes, use as party favors or 2-bite chocolates. This adorable size is great to decorate or personalize for "angelito" baby ofrendas. Ribbon can be sandwiched between the two skull pieces during assembly to make Christmas tree ornaments!
2-sided sugar skull. 4 skull faces + backs per mold. 1 1/2" high
W3310 $9.50

NEW Mini Altar Sugar Skull Mold™

(face & back)
Only if you really, really love someone would you choose this mini sugar skull mold! It's a bitch to make as it's the size of an acorn or marble. If you are enticed to make these, you will treasure them! They are precious, especially if you put gold tin foil eyes and a strip across the head. You'll have to use tiny holes in your icing bags. They remind me of the exquisite miniature Oaxacan folk art sugar skull makers who sell in the outdoor markets before Day of the Dead. This tiny size would be used on baby altars or gifted between friends at the bistro table while sharing shots in the zócolo.
2-sided sugar skull. 8 skull faces & backs per mold. 1" high
W3320 $9.50
Confetti Sugar Skulls for Chocolate Mold
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Chocolate candy made from our Confetti Mold

NEW Confetti Sugar Skulls for Chocolates Mold™

5 designs on one sheet - skeleton with crown, skeleton chef, sombrero skull, Rosita (woman skeleton with rose hat), skeleton with a bow tie & classic calavera (2 each). These small chocolates can also be used to decorate the sides of cakes by pressing them into frosting or to top a cupcake. Works well with meltable chocolate wafers.
1 1/4" - 1 1/2" squares - 1/4" thick C4440 $9.50
Catrina Chocolate Sugar Skull Lollipops Mold
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2 Catrina chocolate lollipops Fiesta Sandwich Cookie Mold
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NEW Catrina Chocolate Sugar Skull Lollipops Mold™

(right) 4 lollipops - 2 Catrinas & 2 Catrins.
2.7" high x .6" thick with 4 1/2" stick
C4407 $9.50

NEW Fiesta Sandwich Cookie Mold™

This mold, with a decorated sugar skull on top, is used to make a chocolate encasement for a variety of fillings: your favorite sandwich cookie, dried fruits, pretzels, nuts, a mini ice cream sandwich. Use your imagination!
4 cookies, 2" round x 1 1/2" deep
C4425 $9.50

NEW Wedding Wafer Sugar Skulls for Chocolates Mold™

6 wafers per sheet. For weddings, parties & ofrendas.
C4560 $9.50

Wedding Wafer Sugar Skulls for Chocolates Mold
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These small chocolates can be used to decorate sides of cakes by pressing them into frosting. Amor Eterno (eternal love) is a celebrated theme for some weddings in the U.S.

ALL OF THESE COLORED MOLD BACKING SHEETS ARE THE SAME SIZE: 7.5" wide x 9.5" high. This gives you an idea of the relative size of each design.

Our Original Chocolate Skull Molds™

See Chocolate Skull Instructions for more information on using these molds.

Shapes are approximately 2.7 " w x .6" thick, except Novios bars are 3.5 x 1.7 x .3" thick and Lollipops are 4.5" h x .7" thick.

All have flat backs.'s Posada Sugar Skull Mold
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Posada Sugar Skull Mold™

6 designs, approximately 2.7 " w x .6" thick
C4400 $9.50

Catrina Chocolate Skull Mold™

Teachers & artists use these with plaster of Paris for crafts & magnets
approximately 2.7 " h x .6" thick
C4405 $9.50's Novio Chocolate Bar Molds for Day of the Dead Weddings
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Novios™ Chocolate Bar Molds

3.5 x 1.7 x .3" thick
C4550 $9.50

Fiesta Chocolate Skull Mold™

approximately 2.7 " w x .6" thick
C4415 $9.50

Frida Skulls Mold™

approximately 2.7 " w x .6" thick
C4410 $9.50

Original Sugar Skull Mold™'s Original Mini Sugar Skull Mold
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Original Mini Sugar Skull Mold™

flat back

Best for chocolates. Only pro cake decorators who can decorate in miniature should consider this size sugar skull.
1.5" h x 1.2" w x .75" thick

W3502 $9.50

Oaxaca Sugar Skull Mold™

More whimsical than the Original style's Oaxaca Mini Sugar Skull Mold
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Oaxaca Mini Skull Mold™

flat back

Best for chocolates but can be used with sugar.
2" h x 1.5" w x .75" thick

W3498 $9.50

Sugar Heart Molds's Sugar Heart Molds - small and large
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Pomegranate flavor oil for hard candy

Skull Lollipops mold with sticks

For chocolate wafers AND hard candy recipes. (No recipes included) Flat backs, 4.5" h x .7" thick
Set comes with one mold and a pack of sticks.
C4551 $9.50 / set

Pomegranate Flavoring Oil

For use in hard candy, chocolates, & coatings. Kosher, gluten free & sugar free. 3 - 4 times the strength of water or alcohol-based flavorings. Water soluble. 1 dram
A2025 $2.50 / bottle
(Out temporarily)

Molds can be used for sugar, chocolate or soap making!
Make colored sugar hearts by tinting clear water with paste food coloring. Then press sugar mix into molds. (No recipe included).

Sugar Heart Mold - Small
1.25" high - 12 hearts to a sheet
A1186 $6 each

Sugar Heart Mold - Large
1.75" high - 6 hearts to a sheet
A1187 $6 each

Chocolate mold instructions

More information on using our candy molds.

Mold craft projects

Chocolate molds can also be cast with sugar skull mix, Plaster of Paris (for refrigerator magnets) or melted soap. Try colored ice cubes!

Decorating Supplies

More supplies for your sugar skull project!


Colored foil

4" x 4", 125 sheets

Colored foil makes the sugar skulls look traditionally Mexican! It's pasted down with the icing. Use the foil to make the rectangle on the forehead - when you buy sugar skulls in Mexico, the seller will write the name of the person you are honoring with icing there. You can use the colored tin foils sculpturally, making earrings, cigars, flowered hats, eyeglasses and such to personalize your sugar skulls. The shimmery colored foils make great eyes! If you are making chocolates, the pieces can be covered in a foil square, like a cherry cordial, to make it festive.

colored tin foil for decorating sugar skull making
Gold W3509GO $ 7.50
Wild Berry/Magenta W3509W $ 7.50
Red W3509R $ 7.50
Purple W3509P $ 7.50
Orange/Copper W3509O $ 7.50
Dark Blue W3509B $ 7.50
Bright Green W3509GR $ 7.50

Colored Foil - 6" x 6", 5 oz, more than 100 sheets

6 Assorted colors in pack - most popular!
Gold, Wild Berry/Magenta, Red, Purple, Orange/Copper and Dark Blue
W3511 $15

paste colors for sugar skull making, loppipop sticks, icing bags

Paste Colors

1oz bottle - Add to your icing. These intensely saturated paste food colors are what make the icing on the sugar skulls look truly Mexican! The paste colors are edible and can be added to any food, cupcakes or icing year 'round. Long shelf life. Grocery store food colors cannot be used to tint Royal Icing. Our paste colors will not fade and will give you the deep, saturated colors for dramatic sugar skull projects. ( * = Most popular colors)

NEW Electric Paste Color Kit - Set of 6: Electric Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple, Blue & Pink) - What are these? A5151 $14
Chartreuse** (lime green -it's a spectacular color!) W3515CH $ 2.50
Golden Egg Yellow * W3515GY $ 2.50
Purple * W3515PU $2.50
Royal Red * W3515RR $ 2.50
Teal* W3515TE $ 2.50
Royal Blue * W3515BL $ 2.50
Super Black W3515B $ 2.50
Fuchsia W3515FU $ 2.50
Orange W3515OR $ 2.50
Emerald Green W3515EG $ 2.50
Lemon Yellow W3515LY $ 2.50
Box of 12 Assorted Paste Food Colors (1 of each color, 2 Royal Red & 2 Purple. No Lemon Yellow) W3514 $24

Other Craft Items

12 Disposable Icing Bags W3512 $4
100 Disposable Icing Bags (for parties & schools) W3512C $26
Gold Luster Dust - 2 gram bottle W3518G $6
Silver Luster Dust - 2 gram bottle W3518S $6
Lollipop sticks - pack of 48 pieces 4 1/2" long W3519 $3
Dime-sized Mini Roses, dozen F2052 $5
Day of the Dead Cello Treat Bags, 25-bag pack A2104 $7
Pomegranate Flavoring Oil, 1 dram bottle for hard candy (out temporarily) A2025 $2.50

Ready-made Sugar Skull Blanks (not decorated)

Original style Sugar Skulls, Large (Assembled) W3516LG $9.50 each
Original style Sugar Skulls, Medium W3516MD $4 each

Discount for 12 Sugar Skull Blanks (or more)

**Original Sugar Skulls - Medium (24 - 81 pieces) W3516MDZ $3.50 each
**Original Sugar Skulls - Medium (82 pieces or more) W3516MD $3 each
Special Note - Because of the extra weight of blanks, they may incur an additional shipping charge which will be added to your credit card. The shipping charge will be $5 postage/handling per box plus the actual UPS or USPS fee. We discourage rush Air shipments because of the expense! Order EARLY!

4 blue decorated day of the dead cello treat bags

Day of the Dead Cello Treat Bags

Eureka! I finally found them. I've hunted for Day of the Dead images for years in party shops, dollar stores, big box seasonal aisles, cake decorating shops... We Dia de los Muertos folks need these to package up our decorated sugar skulls and chocolates made from our molds. We need them to hold our hand made gifts. These bags aren't cheap, but they are truly Day of the Dead images - sugar skulls, catrina and a crazy skeleton dancing in the cemetery. The good thing is that the bags are big - 6" x 11", no gusset. An order comes with all four images, printed in purple, orange and white. Made in Mexico. 25-bag packs
A2104 $7 / 25-bag pack
Colorful mini paper roses for decorating sugar skulls

Dime-sized Mini Roses

Handmade by 5 old ladies in Mexico City.... and furthermore, Angela's mother got drafted to assort the colors once they hit state side! She's done thousands! These adorable roses are bright & beautiful and can be used for cello bags, sugar skulls (great on our Frida skull) or decorating something special. Assorted colors-wire stems. A bunch is 12 roses in bright assorted colors.

F2052 $5/dozen

Do it right! Follow our time-tested Chocolate Mold Instructions

Need a RUSH order of sugar skull molds?

Overnight, 2 Day & 3 Day UPS services available at check out. Please remember, we ship from Santa Rosa and UPS GROUND service to:

  • East Coast is a week
  • Midwest is 4 business days
  • Rocky Mountains, OR & WA are 3 days
  • Northern CA is 1day
  • Southern CA is 2 days
Add 2 days minimum for processing your order. See shipping info for more details.

Wholesale buyers should contact us for details.


Cascade of decorated Mexican sugar skulls from

Watch Angela in a Festive Mexican Sugar Skulls
feature on The Food Network

Puebla Sugar Skull seller

"Modern Marvels" photo shoot

The History Channel featured making our sugar skulls on their Halloween episode at the end of October. Here, Rio Diaz demonstrates how to make our Original Large sugar skulls.'s Rio Diaz making sugar skulls for the History Channel show on Day of the Dead

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