Posted on December 6, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
Back at the Day of the Dead, I mused that it was cool to have some candy skulls, so my excellent friend Meeka went ahead and sent some along, because she’s cool like that. But it took until today for us to actually get around to painting them up. Athena’s is the one on the right; the one on the left is made by a friend of hers who is visiting. Not too bad for a first try.
What did you do over at little Athena’s house Sally?
We painted skulls!
(I hope you don’t have the spam filter tuned too high.) I enthusiastically recommend http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/mexicansugarskull/Sugarskullmolds.htm for molds and paraphernalia for making your own (confectioners’ sugar and thinned egg white for binder – and decoration).
The first thought in my head when I saw the picture was ¿El Día de los Muertos? ¿En Diciembre? My Spanish teachers have taught me well!
You wait ’til you see my anatomically correct Chocolate Hearts for Valentine’s day. Strawberry fondant FTH.
(For The Haemoglobin)
So now your powers extend to shrinking skulls?
Chris@5 and turning them into delicious sugar candy!
O The horror!
Esas son llamado “calaveras” en español. Mi grupo en la clase de español presentaron sobre el Día de los Muertos.
Also, are those even still good?
I knew I’d screw something up!