I was recently asked to make some Day of the Dead skulls for a wedding. I’ve been wanting to try making them for a long time so I was super stoked for the opportunity and creative freedom given to me!
I made a ton of colors of buttercream to decorate the tops of the cookies.
The base cookie I just wanted to be white. My new vanilla extract was a little too dark and left them very “off white” even after adding white food coloring. It actually looked more like real bone so it worked out!
To make the cookies I used my flip flop cutter. Which, interestingly, I have never actually made flip flops with. I did however bend it into these beer pong cups a long time ago. 😜 I just had my husband re-bend and rework the cutter until it was a perfect skull.
I wanted these to all have completely unique and different looks to them, but they also needed to be uniform in their “skullness.” So I created a template and marked the mouth, nose, and eyes with a poker. It just left tiny holes that would be hidden once covered with frosting.
I had so much fun making these. I googled sugar skulls, dis de los muertos, and everything like it tso that I could pull ideas from all over. I even had a Fancy Flours catalog on hand with a nice selection to be inspired by.
Here are just a few of the finished skulls:
And here they all together on the tray:
I also did some monogram cookies. The event called for more cookies than I knew I could handle if they were all skulls so I did half of them like this monogram to pair well with the rest of the cookies.
I just did these freehand based on a sketch I did on paper.
I love how they look together and I hope the couple enjoyed them!
2 responses to “Dia de Los Muertos Cookies”
Happy skulls, how cute is that? Great job Carrie, very inventive idea!!
The skull cookies look so amazing Carrie!!! Love the colours!! Well Done!!!