Day of the Dead Cake

Day of the Dead Cake

Idea gallery #1634
  • 6" and 9" round 2-layer cakes
  • orange rolled fondant
  • light pink rolled fondant
  • flower fun texture mat
  • pastry wheel
  • piping gel
  • pastry brush
  • skull sugar cookie
  • royal icing
  • parchment bags
  • assorted neon food colors
  • several small round decorating tips
  • white rolled fondant
  • Halloween Cutie Cupcake Cutters
  • dowels for stacking
  • rolling pin
Roll orange fondant to desired thickness. Flip smooth rolled side on top of texture mat. Roll over the mat, one time. Lift mat and cut a strip long enough to around the sides of the 6" cake and circle big enough for the top of the cake. Brush cake with piping gel and add fondant. Prepare 9" cake for stacking. Roll pink fondant to desired thickness, brush cake with piping gel and cover cake. Stack cakes.
Color royal icing and put colors into bags with tips. Trace the raised pattern on the 6" cake with royal icing colors. Roll out white fondant and cut skulls using cutter from Cutie Cupcake Set. Attach to 9" cake using piping gel. Detail each skull using royal icing. Pipe decorative scrolls in between skulls.
Use run sugar to flood the cookie and allow to harden. Use colored run sugar to detail. Place on top of cake using wooden skewer.