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Sugar Skulls-calaveras de azucar
Used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
1/2 Tbs Vanilla
Egg white from One Egg
2 tsp water
Frosting that Hardens
Edible Decorations


Mix the Vanilla, the egg, and the water together in one bowl. In that bowl, add about 1 1/2 Cups of sugar.

Mix so it creates a sandy type of dough, one that sticks together and is not watery in any way. You can add more sugar to make sure it fits the correct type of dough. It should feel like moist, not wet, sand.

Now, if you have a mold, pour the dough in the mold and pack it TIGHTLY. Make sure to scrape off the excess sugar. Also make sure that the dough is packed in so that the features of the skull are seen clearly and sharply. Place a piece of cardboard over the back of the mold, and quickly turn over so that your skull is facing the correct way on the piece of cardboard. You can transfer the skull to a plate or dish, if you want to.

If you don't have a mold, roll the dough into medium or small sized balls. Press holes for the eyes with your small finger. Make sure the mixture does not crack. Now use the back of a knife to carve teeth into the bottom part of the skull. You should have one horizontal cut, and numerous vertical ones to create the illusion of teeth. Transport this to a plate.

You can make as many skulls as you want, or you can eat the left-over dough. Anyways, put your skulls in a refrigerator (or a dry area with no dust or bugs) and let dry for 8-12 hours.

You can eat your skull now if you want to, unless you want to decorate your skulls.

Do decorate, cover parts of the skull with frosting however way you want to. You can also decorate it with sprinkles or anything else that is edible.

Congratulations! You know have a sugar skull.

Preparation Time: Around 5-10 Minutes Serves: About 3 Serves
Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
Simon A
United States
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