How to make a sugar skull cake
Step 1: Knead Rose, Red, and Black Coloring Into Gum Paste
Keep hands lubricated using no-stick spray or coconut oil
Step 2: Use the Colored Gum Paste to Form Roses
Flatten the gum paste into small discs then roll and layer them into a rose shape
Step 3: Roll and Flatten Fondant
Step 4: Crumble a Cake and Mush in Frosting and Butterscotch
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
Begin forming a skull shape with the dough-like mix
Step 6: Frost the Skull
Step 7: Cover the Frosted Skull With Fondant
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
I recommend adding the roses before coloring the eye sockets.
You may even try sticking the roses in with toothpicks or lollipop sticks.