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Sunday Food: Sugar Skulls for el Dia de los Muertos

Sugar skulls

It’s now another Dia de los Muertos, the commemorative skulls are so pretty and look impossible, so today to celebrate the Day of the Dead for those still waiting to get into heaven, as MaryM tells us it’s about, why not see how it’s done?

Here are some instructions I found, and they don’t sound impossible. Were you looking for something to do, maybe while a football game or Masterpiece Theatre, or the opera plays in the background?


Gel Food Coloring

1/4 cup meringue powder
6 cups granulated sugar
1/3 up water
7 1/2 teaspoon meringue powder
6 teaspoons water
1 pound powdered sugar
commercial Icing
{Makes 4 medium 3-D skulls)

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.