DIY: Sugar Skulls

 Dia De Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated in 
commemoration of the deceased on the 1st and 2nd of November.
Caleveras, or sugar skulls, are used to adorn and in dedication of
our dearly beloved ones who have passed. 

Here's an easy DIY to make your very own festive sugar skulls!

Sugar Skulls
- skull mold (avaiable at your local craft suppply store)
- food coloring (*optional*)
- 1 teaspoon of water
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon of meringue powder

Mix dry ingredients together, add water and mix thoroughly. 
(*Optional:  add a few drops of your desired food coloring*)
Pour the mixed solution into the mold, pack tightly. 
Flip the mold over on top of a flat, dry surface; slowly  
lift up for the molded sugar to come out and sit in place.  
Leave out to dry for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight.

  --- Note: makes one small sugar sull

Royal Icing
- 1 tablespoon meringue powder
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 cup of powdered sugar 
- assorted food coloring

Beat all ingredients together until stiff. 
Icing should be able to form peaks. 

  --- Note: makes one cup of icing

Decorate as desired, which may follow a traditional style 
or created from your own imagination. Some suggestions,
using piping bags and tips to ice for better precision and 
incorporating candy to use as beading and detailing. 

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