How To: Make authentic Mexican sugar skulls to celebrate the Day of the Dead

Make authentic Mexican sugar skulls to celebrate the Day of the Dead

El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is, despite what its name may imply, not a spooky holiday. The Mexican celebration takes place two days after Halloween, on November 2nd, and involves visiting the graves of your loved ones and communing with them through "shared" food.

Sugar skulls decorated with an assortment of icing colors are frequently made as a tribute to the dead. If you're going to celebrate this year, or if you would like to create a truly unique treat, check out this video for the how-to.

1. Dissolve 5 kilos of sugar in one liter of water over low heat.
2. Test the solution by dropping a little in cold water if it stays together it is ready.
3. When it is ready pout the sugar solution into skull shaped molds.
4. After the sugar is set you can decorate the skulls with colored sugar or icing.

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