version of a Sugar Skull dough recipe from Puebla,
packet prepared unflavored gelatin
5 - 6 cups powdered sugar
gelatin per directions. Let sit in refrigerator for about a half hour, or
until it just begins to thicken. Pour gelatin into a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar and stir like crazy to blend. As sugar mixture becomes more clay-like,
use your hands to complete the mixing process.
within one day, or refrigerate. If refrigerated, let dough return to room
temperature before using. Dough can be re-softened with a drop or two of
can be molded by hand, or created by pressing into plastic candy molds.
Rub corn starch on your hands to keep the dough from sticking.
1 - 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
ingredients together into thick paste consistency. Bright colors are traditional.
Put icing into a stiff plastic baggie and cut a small opening in one corner
of the baggie to make a pastry-bag-like applicator.
skull with food coloring.