Sugar Skulls A Mexican Tradition
Celebrate Mexico’s Day-of-the-Dead by making Sugar Skulls at Home!
Mom’s Lifesavers was treated to a DIY Sugar Skull Kit courtesy of Zulka Morena sugar to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review our are own.
Why Sugar Skulls?
Zulka Morena sugar is made from freshly-harvested sugar cane in Mexico and is an unrefined, Non-GMO Project verified sugar. Not only is it perfect for making and molding sugar skulls, it is ideal for baking and everyday cooking – perfect for homes and families that making the switch to unrefined, Non-GMO Project Verified products.
Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that happens every year on November 1 and 2, celebrating family members and friends that have passed. In addition to decorated sugar skulls, families decorate and create alters, have parties and parades! www.MexicanSugarSkull.com has additional information on this festive celebration of the dead including its history, projects, skull molds and more!
Day of the Dead festivities, costumes and decorations have become more popular in the United States – look for brightly colored and decorative skulls and skeletons among your trick-or-treaters this year!
Making Sugar Skulls
We love this incredible Mexican Sugar Skull Mold and Kit . Most of all making the sugar skulls super fun and easy! (The kit we used featured the Medium sugar skull mold)
The kids loved learning more about a Mexican tradition and celebration. Furthermore, making a skull entirely out of sugar – how cool is that?
Mixing sugar, meringue powder and a little water and you will have a perfect mix to press into the skull mold.
Finally, pop it out onto a piece of cardboard to dry overnight and you have the beginnings of your very own sugar skull!
Decorating Sugar Skulls
It’s time to decorate! We mixed up some confectioners sugar , water and meringue power and you have royal icing which is perfect for decorating!
In addition to adding a little food coloring (we went for a bright color palette) we spooned it into snack size zipper bags. Once the icing was in the bags, we trimmed the end and used them like a ‘cake decorating bag’.
To blend some colors together we used the point of a toothpick.
Bringing Us Together
Finally, this craft brought our entire family together. In addition to having a wonderful time making and decorating the sugar skulls we enjoyed learning about the Day of the Dead traditions. Furthermore it was great for bringing up great memories of our own family members that have passed.
Our family looks forward to making sugar skulls for years to come!
Have a Sweet Time with Your Friends and Family – Feliz Dia De Los Muertos!