Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull

Time: 1Hours Cost: $10.00 Difficulty: Medium

Supplies

 MATERIALS

 

  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 Count

    Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags

     

 

 TOOLS

 

  • Wilton Decorating Coupler, Product

    Wilton® Decorating Coupler

     

  • Wilton Round Decorating Tip, #2

    Wilton® Round Decorating Tip

     

  • Wilton Round Decorating Tip, #4

    Wilton® Round Decorating Tip

     

 

 YOU’LL ALSO NEED

  • Cornstarch
  • Wilton® Royal Icing Recipe
  • Wilton® Decorator Tip – #12 (sku 10123587)
  • Wilton® Color Right™ Performance Color (sku 10404796)
  • Wilton® Cake Mold – Sugar Skull (sku 10426475)
  • Wilton® Meringue Powder (sku 10051317)

Instructions

STEP 1

Icing Colors = Tinted

 

Tint ultra-concentrated color icing. Use Color Right™ base colors and Quick Count color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:

Red (Formula 199): ¼ Cup Icing + 60 R + 15 P

Black (Formula 433): ¼ Cup Icing + 70 K

Pink (Formula 224): ¼ Cup Icing + 23 P + 1 K

Yellow (Formula 114): ¼ Cup Icing + 16 Y + 1 O

Teal (Formula 319): ¼ Cup Icing + 6 B + 1 Y

Orange (Formula 166): ¼ Cup Icing + 35 O + 1 C

Green (Formula 802): ¼ Cup Icing + 25 Y + 3 B

 

Mix ultra-concentrated color icing with white icing. For each color, stir 3 to 5 teaspoons of ultra-concentrated icing, separately, into 1/2 cup of white icing to achieve shades needed. 

STEP 2

Prepare sugar mixture following recipe on package. Mold and let dry 24 to 48 hours. 

STEP 3

Use white icing to join skull halves together. 

STEP 4

Prepare royal icing. Reserve a small amount of white icing. Tint icing following formulas above. Use the prepared tinted icings and add 3 to 5 teaspoons of tinted icing to ½ cup of white icing to achieve final colors. 

STEP 5

Use black icing and tip 4 to fill in eye sockets. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. 

STEP 6

Use black icing and tip 4 to fill in nose cavity and teeth. 

STEP 7

Use tips 4 and 10 and various colored icings to add elongated bead flowers, dots and scrolls to skull. Let dry two to three hours. 

 

Tip: Add color and fun to sugar skulls by tinting the sugar mixture before molding. Use Wilton® Color Right™ colors; the white sugar will lighten the color, so add enough color to tint water a bit darker. 

STEP 8

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