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Sugar skulls

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On the next Day of the Dead, prepare these Calaveritas de Azúcar. The calaveritas are a typical adornment in the Altars of the Dead. These are an essential part of the decoration in this Mexican party. This Sugar Calaveritas recipe is very easy to make. Have fun with your children preparing them.
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4 portions
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Corn syrup, clear
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cups cornstarch
  • artificial food coloring, of different colors


Pass the glass sugar through a sieve, then add the clear, honey and vanilla.
Knead the mixture until it forms a ball.
Sprinkle with cornstarch on a surface (as if it were flour).
Stretch the mixture with a rolling pin until smooth.
With the help of a plastic mold cover with the dough and make the calaveritas.
Wait for the mixture to cool and cut the halves of the skull into two pieces and glue them with a bit of icing sugar and egg white.
If you do not have a skull-shaped plastic mold, you can make them like plasticine and give them a skull shape.
With the dye, paint your eyes on your mouth or put the name you want on your forehead.
You can also decorate with sequins or shakiras, CAUTION: Sequins and shakiras are not eaten.

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Ratings (4)
Elizabeth Martinez
08/10/2020 11:54:04
Son nomas adornos o se pueden comer
Rocio Huesca-Dorantes
02/04/2018 04:21:39
Voy a hacerlas este año, a ver que tal me va, vivo en Holanda y a veces no consigo los materiales de las recetas, pero espero que esta si....y ahora, a buscar el molde de calavera!!!
YukiNyanSama _3
01/11/2017 07:51:36
Alguna manera de remplazar la miel???
Loo Gutz
05/09/2013 13:04:34
genial! geniaaaal! yo las aprendí a hacer cuando tenía como 5 años en una biblioteca pública!

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