SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, October 2008
Decorate your home for Halloween with these simple black-and-white sugar skulls.
Resources: Sugar skull molds are available from mexicansugarskull.com. All other tools and ingredients are available at stores where baking supplies are sold.
- Sugar skull molds
- Sugar skull mixture: 4 cups sugar, 4 teaspoons meringue powder, 10 to 12 teaspoons water (depending on humidity)
- Piece of scrap cardboard about the same size as mold
- Royal icing: 1/2 cup meringue powder, 1 cup water, 2 pound bag powdered sugar, food coloring
- Hand mixer
- Applicator bottles
Step 1 of 5
Make sugar skull mixture: Mix together, thoroughly, 4 cups sugar, 4 teaspoons of meringue powder, and 10 to 12 teaspoons of water.
Step 2 of 5
Make royal icing: Mix 1/2 cup meringue powder with 1 cup water. Using a hand mixer, whisk until mixture is foamy. Add powdered sugar and whisk to combine. Distribute royal icing among applicator bottles and add food coloring to create different colors.
Step 3 of 5
Pour sugar mixture into skull mold. Rub the excess off the back to make it smooth. Place cardboard on top of the mold. Let dry for 5 to 8 hours or until hard.
Step 4 of 5
Flip mold over and slide hardened skull halves out onto cardboard.
Step 5 of 5
Decorate skull with royal icing in different colors.