Sunday, November 2, 2014

Calavera de Azúcar for Día de los Muertos


Día de los Muertos. Day of the dead. But, no, this is not a morbid holiday where zombies rule. This is about remembering.

I am grateful that my boys were able to know three of their great-grandparents...and still have Jake's grandmother. But Zanne, Curt, and Matt, you are gone too soon, my friends!

So, this weekend we made Calavera de Azúcar as a way to remember those we have lost. I picked up a simple skull mold earlier this week. Easy!


Ingredients 
Makes 1-2 sugar skulls, depending on your mold size. You can easily double or triple this, as needed
  • 1 C organic granulated sugar
  • 2 t meringue powder
  • 1-1/2 t water

Procedure 
In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, meringue powder and water together until it all resembles wet sand. Pick up a handful of the mixture and squeeze it together. If it holds its shape, it's ready. If it falls apart, add a little bit more water.

Fill your skull mold with the wet sugar, pressing down firmly to compact it. Scrape off the excess sugar.

Unmold the skulls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow the skulls to dry overnight before decorating. You can decorate them with royal icing or, as we did, cheat with some pre-made decorating gels.

Get Creative...
and Remember Loved Ones Lost.




1 comment:

  1. What a great tradition for your boys. One day they will be doing this with their children.

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