Day of the Dead cookies.
Make the skull cookies in advanced. Outline with black icing using a size 5 tip. Allow to dry, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Flood with white icing. Before starting the decorating practice drawing the freaky skull faces. Eyes are always prominent and I realized I liked using the upside down heart for the nose. When the white icing is dry color on with an edible ink marker. Go over the markings with royal icing using a small 1.5 tip. The design is all about symmetry so it can feel challenging. In the end, I loved using all the different colors.
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Outline cookies using a size 5 tip. Flood with white royal icing.
When dry, sketch the design using an edible ink marker.
I had all these colors left over. Lucky me! The only problem with day old icing for me is the fact that it starts to separate.
Now the fun part – coloring in the cookie. Continue until the face is almost filled in.
Feliz Dia de los Muertos. I hope you like these “calaveras”