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Day of the Dead Head Cake


A great way to join in the Mexican tradition of remembrance with its lively, bright colors in food, flower and costumes. Our 3-D Skull Pan cake transforms into a beautiful mask covered with white fondant and ?painted? with icing colors and Gold Pear Dust. Let the parties begin!
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Bake and cool cake. Trim off nose and fill in eyes and teeth with buttercream.

Step 2

Lightly ice each side of cake with buttercream and cover with fondant. Assemble according to package directions.

Step 3

Mix icing colors with vanilla extract and paint designs on face. Add gold pearl dust details. Let dry.

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Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

clear vanilla extract

clear vanilla extract

Gold Pearl Dust?

Gold Pearl Dust?

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Day of the Dead Head Cake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this idea. After using the skull cake pan for other skull types, I decided to try the Day of the Dead version. It was a smashing hit! I used my Cricut Cake to cut out patterns in both colored and plain white icing sheets. (Now that Wilton carries these too, I may try them on the next one) For the plain white cutouts, I would draw finer details on them with the Wilton Food Coloring Markers. I did it this way to provide a clean look to the skull... and it's also easier to clean up a mistake as you are not painting directly on to the white fondant.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First of all, let me say that I love the skull pan! I have made several versions of the "Day of the Dead" skull. There are any number of styles you could produce with the skull pan. Use the "skull" as the bones (pun intended) of the design and build it from there to suit the occasion. After prepping the pan, I set it upside down on paper towels so any extra "Bake Easy" spray wouldn't pool at the bottom. I prepared a boxed cake mix, decreased the oven temp by 25 degrees to accomodate for the pan's dark, non-stick surface. Pound cake and cereal treats work well too. When completley cooled, I leveled the cakes and put them together with thin buttercream icing and iced the entire skull woth a small angled spatula. I applied the fondant from the top as if it were a regular shaped cake. I tucked a few minor folds at the skull base. Handpainting the fondant gives the cake artist an infinite number of design options. It was fun!
Date published: 2011-05-12
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