These Spooky Mini Skull Cakes will surely have you ‘ahead’ of the competition! A great Halloween treat for spooky parties, these sweet mini cakes are decorated using fondant and Color Dust, which helps add character and definition to these skull cakes. Also a fun cake for a Dia de los Muertos skull decorating party, these Spooky Skull Cakes are sure to delight boys and ghouls alike!
Bake and cool mini skull cakes. For each mini cake, make one front and one back skull
half in 3-D mini skull pan. Use knife to trim off brow. Use spatula and white decorator icing to
attach skull halves.
Cover mini cakes. Tint decorator icing copper/black combination (for gray). Reserve 1/4 cup
full-strength icing. Heat remaining icing in microwave at 30% power for 20 to 30 seconds. Stir
until icing is thin. Repeat if needed. Use pastry brush to cover cakes with thinned icing. Let
dry, 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat with another coat. Let dry 30 minutes.
DAY OF CELEBRATION
Decorate cakes. Use fine tip decorating brush and black icing color to paint eye socket,
nose and spaces between teeth. Combine brown, periwinkle blue and white Color Dust to
make gray. Use brush to highlight cheekbones and around eye sockets.
For eyeballs, use white fondant to roll two balls, 3/8 in. dia. Use damp brush to attach to eye
sockets. Use brush and black icing color to paint pupils. Use tip 8 and full-strength icing to
pipe elongated bead eyebrows.