Introduction: Sugar Skull Cake

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How to make a sugar skull cake

Step 1: Knead Rose, Red, and Black Coloring Into Gum Paste

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Keep hands lubricated using no-stick spray or coconut oil

Step 2: Use the Colored Gum Paste to Form Roses

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Flatten the gum paste into small discs then roll and layer them into a rose shape

Step 3: Roll and Flatten Fondant

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Step 4: Crumble a Cake and Mush in Frosting and Butterscotch

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You may use any kind of frosting and can substitute the butterscotch for the flavor of your choice

Step 5: Form a Ball With the Dough-like Mix

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Begin forming a skull shape with the dough-like mix

Step 6: Frost the Skull

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Step 7: Cover the Frosted Skull With Fondant

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Add frosting to the bottom of the skull and fold some of the excess fondant over to cover the bottom

Step 8: Stick the Gum Paste Roses in the Eye Sockets Using Edible Glue

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I recommend adding the roses before coloring the eye sockets.

You may even try sticking the roses in with toothpicks or lollipop sticks.

Step 9: Decorate With Edible Markers and Icing Color

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Step 10: Et Voilà!

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