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Day of the Dead Skull Cakes


3-D skull cakes make a great presentation at your Day of the Dead celebration. They are easy to create using the Wilton Dimensions 3-D Mini Skull Pan. The seasonally designed special colors of teal, orange, purple, gray, green, blue and black from the Wilton Color Right Performance Color System make them fun to decorate!
Makes: Each treat serves 1.

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Step 1

COLORS TINTED

1. Use ultra-concentrated Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint royal icing in the following shades:

? Teal Green: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 23 B + 7 Y + 6 BR

? Halloween Orange: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 14 O + 2 P + 4 C

? Halloween Purple: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 35 P + 7 B + 8 C + 2 BK

? Halloween Gray: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 7 BK + 1 P + 1 B

? Halloween Green: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 25 Y + 1 B + 1 BR

? Halloween Blue: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 17 B + 6 C + 4 P

? Neutral Black: 1/4 cup white royal icing + 70 BK

2. Mix ultra-concentrated royal icing with white royal icing.

? For all shades, mix 4-6 teaspoons of each ultra-concentrated icing with 1/2 cup white royal icing.

Step 2

Make skull cakes.

Bake and cool cake halves.

Step 3

Assemble cakes.

Use decorator icing to attach cake halves. Use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Ice cakes in decorator icing and cover cakes with fondant.

Step 4

Prepare royal icing for decorating.

Tint royal icing following color formula above. Place icings in disposable decorating bags fitted with couplers.

Step 5

Decorate cakes.

Use tip 4 and various icing colors to pipe in areas at top of head, eyes, nose and lips; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 2 and various icing colors to pipe forehead, chin and cheek scrolls; hearts on eyes and dots on cheeks and head. Use tip 1 and various icing colors to pipe strings on eyes and mouth, outlines on head. Use tip 8 and various icing colors to pipe large bead and dot flowers; use tip 2 to pipe small flowers.

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7 ounces for each cake White Ready-To-Use Fondant

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Color Right Performance Color System ((see Colors Tinted below))

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Favorite cake recipe or mix

4 1/2 - 5 cups batter Favorite cake recipe or mix

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

cornstarch

cornstarch

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9 in. Fondant Roller ((pink guide rings used))

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Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Standard Coupler

Standard Coupler

The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate stringwork. Called a ?drop? string because the line of piped icing is allowed to ?drop? or fall, by itself, before re-attaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

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