Make your own sugar skulls and decorate with royal icing to adorn your altar for Day of the Dead
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons meringue powder
- 2 tablespoons water
For Royal Icing:
- 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 6 tablespoons water
- For coloring icing: Wilton Icing colors
- juice of 1 lime
To make the sugar skulls:
- Mix dry ingredients, then add water and mix until sugar has a crumbly, wet beach sand consistency.
- Fill your skull molds, pressing tightly into the mold.
- Flip the molds onto a flat surface and allow to dry 8 hours or overnight.
- Brush the excess sugar away and then use royal icing to cement the front and backs of the sugar skull together, and colored royal icing to decorate.
To make the royal icing:
These are not supposed to be eaten, as they are for decoration. However, all of the ingredients are edible.
The prep time accounts for how long it takes to make the icing, use icing colors to color the icing to be used for decorating, and to fill the disposable decorating bags. It does not include the time it will take to actually decorate your sugar skulls; time for that can vary greatly depending on the level of detail you would like to decorate your skulls.
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