Gallery: Day of the Dead Treats: Pan de Muerto

Fresh baked
Fresh baked
Pan de muerto at Café El Popular.
Hot chocolate at El Popular
Hot chocolate at El Popular
Prepared with Oaxacan chocolate, it's intensely creamy and not hammer-blow-to-the-head chocolaty.
El Popular
El Popular
It's one of the oldest "cafés de chinos," or cafes established by Chinese immigrants, in Mexico City. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Zócalo
Zócalo
Part of the four-million peso "mega ofrenda" the city set up in the Zócalo, or central plaza.
Tree of death
Tree of death
"El árbol de la muerte florida." The flowery tree of death, the centerpiece of the mega ofrenda in the Zócalo.
Metro of Death
Metro of Death
This ghostly metro car is also part of the display in the Zócalo.
Ofrenda
Ofrenda
Part of a traditional ofrenda at the Archivo Histórico del Distrito Federal. Besides pan de muerto, the ofrenda includes guavas, limes, oranges, sugar skulls, a cigarette and cempasúchil flowers.
Candy skeletons
Candy skeletons
They crowd the churchyard in the display at Dulcería de Celaya, a traditional candy shop in downtown Mexico City.
Eternal Love
Eternal Love
The name of this particular sweet was "Amor Eterno," or eternal love.
Pall bearers
Pall bearers
More candy skeletons at Dulcería de Celaya.
Hmm
Hmm
The priests are beating their chests, the nuns are holding delicious cazuelas full of mole, but what are the skeletons holding skulls doing?
Dulcería de Celaya
Dulcería de Celaya
It was founded in 1874.
La Catrina
La Catrina
The elegant female representation of Death makes her way across a busy city street.
Cempasúchil
Cempasúchil
A field of cempasúchil flowers in the Zócalo.
Candles
Candles
Part of the ofrenda at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana.
Tamales
Tamales
These ghoulish nuns at the Claustro Sor Juana have put together a pretty nice spread of tamales (both in banana leaf and corn husk wrappers), candy and fruit.
Floral Crowns
Floral Crowns
Nuns in colonial Mexico wore floral crowns on only two special occasions, the day they took their vows, and the day they died.
Over a block long
Over a block long
This is perhaps why the line was over a block long to get into the ofrenda at the Claustro: tamales, atole, pan de muerto, elotes, and many other treats.