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sugar skulls
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Edible Sugar Skulls

Learn how to make edible sugar skulls quickly, easily, and without eggs. 100% edible.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time53 mins
Cool down time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 39kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon extract of your preference like vanilla, lemon, almond, etc
  • Writing icing tubes in several colors
  • Other edible decoration items

Utensilios

  • Medium bowl
  • * Measuring cups
  • * Measuring spoons
  • 1 skulls mold
  • 1 baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F (approx 95 degrees C). Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a bowl, combine sugar, water and extract of your choice. Using your fingers, combine everything really well until it feels like slightly wet sand.
  • Take the mold and pack the sugar really well, pushing with your fingers until every space of the mold is filled up. Turn them over carefully on the aluminum foil-prepared baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take them out of the oven and let them cool down, approx 30 minutes.
  • Open your icing tubes and start decorating. If you need inspiration, check out my photos or visit my sugar skulls board on Pinterest.
  • You can use colors and designs as you wish, every skull is expected to be unique. If you don’t have all the colors, try mixing the ones you have, I made purple out of blue and red, for example.
  • Let the skulls dry completely and they will be ready to be displayed or eaten.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Edible Sugar Skulls
Amount per Serving
Calories
39
% Daily Value*
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Mexican Classics
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: day of the dead sugar skulls, how to make sugar skulls

Notes

Tip: If you want to add a layer of colors, one on top of the other, like the eyes, for example, be sure to allow enough time to dry between layers.