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!

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

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…

Sugar Skull colors

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!

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

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!

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

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! :-)

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5 comments on “Day of the Dead.

  1. tavette on said:

    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.

  2. Just stunning and the mouths on all of them are perfect. Great colour combinations too Nicole.

  3. Rhonda on said:

    These are my favorite for this celebration. Spectacular.

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