Day of the Dead.
This is the first time I’ve ever made Sugar Skulls! For the past couple years, I’ve wanted to make some cookies to focus on Dia de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” festivities, and I finally got the chance!
I wanted to feature rich fall colors, so I chose a pumpkin orange, russet red, chocolate brown, and bold eggplant. Then I crossed my fingers & hoped they would look okay together…
I searched for images of of ‘Dios de Los Muertos,’ and I kept all of the ideas up near me on my laptop while I set to work. The ending result was a dozen cookies with a handful of unique designs as I pieced together bits from several sources. I love how they turned out!
It did surprise me that it took several minutes to decorate each skull (not counting the base layer of white flood first). I’m a very “by-the-book” person, and it was a mental exercise for me to be creative with each cookie’s details!
Therefore, I was really proud of the full set once I finished with them! I think they will always be very special cookies, reserved to just make a few of each year due to the time involved, but I’m definitely in love with Sugar Skulls now! 🙂
They’re gorgeous. Oh my goodness. I can’t get over the detail in each one of them. They are absolutely perfect. I was looking for one little tiny smear, thinking no one can be so perfect, but nothing. Each one is more intricate than the next. You certainly have your piping skills at a very professional level. Hats off to you and thanks for sharing them with us.
Thank you so very much! 🙂
Just stunning and the mouths on all of them are perfect. Great colour combinations too Nicole.
Thank you so much, Paula! You are always such a cheerleader for me! 🙂
These are my favorite for this celebration. Spectacular.
Thank you so much! 🙂