Monday, October 28, 2013

Sugar Skull cookies with HORNS!!!!

Sugar skulls seem to be really popular these days. I really enjoy seeing them. All the different colors, designs and mediums. From tattoos to t-shirts to jewelry to cookies.  Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2 but you can find these colorful skulls in many places throughout the whole year.     

I made a Day of the Dead Gingerbread Man last year so this year I wanted to try something different. I saw the coolest ornaments at Cost Plus World Market. I decided I wanted to try and make a cookie version of them. Here is a pic of my inspiration...
  Now on to the cookie...I cut out a simple skull cookie using my Wilton Skull Cutter and then just hand cut some horns. Added the hand-cut horns to the skull and then baked the cookie. That's it. Pretty simple. After they were baked the fun began. Lots of intricate designs with plenty of colors. 

Alot of fun. I hope these encourage you to try and make these as well. Pretty lil devils hee hee.
Thank you for stopping by ♥

6 comments:

  1. Amazing cookies! I cannot get enough of sugar skulls and the endless variations, and now they have horns! I'll be bouncing back to admire these for a good long while...

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

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  2. these are totally incredible! the detail is fantastic. love them!

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  3. These are amazing!

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  4. Andrea....guess what? Until you mentioned your blog..I had NO IDEA you had one! So happy to have found you here....and loving looking at all your cookies again. xxoo vicki

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  5. Very nice! Do you use a tiny piping tip for the little dots (like a 00) or some other technique?

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