You are invited to join us again as we celebrate the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating authentic Sugar Skulls for the November 1st and 2nd holidays. Every day from Tuesday, October 14th and continuing through Sunday, November 2nd, Short Street Cakes will make and sell blank and decorated sugar skulls for sale, and will provide a decoration station stocked with icings, sequins, foil, and glitter for individuals and families to decorate skulls as gifts to their friends and families or in remembrance of their loved ones. Sugar skulls will be priced at $5, with half of the proceeds going to benefit COLA, (Coalicion de Organizaciones de Latino-Americanos), an organization advocating for immigrant’s rights in Western North Carolina.

We offer this service in reverence for those loved ones in our lives who have passed, and to offer a space for our community to engage in a creative process to honor, remember, and dialogue with the guiding, benevolent spirits of our ancestors. Short Street Cakes will again offer a discount to school groups such as Hall Fletcher Elementary student groups who visit the Cake Shop to learn about the cultural tradition of honoring loved ones and ancestors through the ancient art of altar decoration and decorating skulls. Also, on November 1st, we are again honored to join our friend Glo, who will be hosting an interactive art altar for Dias de los Muertos in the courtyard of Mayfel’s restaurant, downtown, from 5pm to 2am.