It boggles the mind how much better sugar and chocolate can get, but make them into amazing skulls and other decorations and there you have it. The ofrendas, or offerings for the day of the dead altars can be pictures, food, flowers, and many symbolic items. The pictures that I took, mostly in the markets, show offerings generally made of pressed sugar and then decorated. The items ranged from the most common skulls, coffins and skeletons to elaborate miniature food items, like tiny plates of chicken, mole, and rice or baskets full of pastries. Late in the afternoons, the bees were happy to find the sugary items, and I was even happier to photograph them.