To get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Zulka Sugar sent me a kit to make my own sugar alter skulls. The kit has almost everything you need to make your skulls including a 4 lb bag of their Morena Pure Cane Sugar. Now, sugar skulls can be made with any sugar but Zulka’s pure cane sugar is a little more coarse and worked easier than other sugars I’ve tried in the past. Combined with the meringue powder they also sent, the skulls came out easier than any I’ve tried to make in the past.
You can find the directions for making sugar skulls and the royal icing on Zulka’s website. I will say that it quickly went to the “sand” stage and was easy to work with. All I had to do was to pack it into the molds and flip them carefully onto a cardboard piece to dry out. The skulls were solid, and dried beautifully in a few hours. Decorating the skulls is completely up to you – with whatever colors and patterns you want. I don’t anticipate winning awards with mine, but the royal icing worked wonderfully and I could create the patterns I wanted on my skulls.
The sugar skull kit and recipe Zulka sent makes two medium sized skulls. They both are completely edible, since I left the traditional foil and feathers out. But it’s easiest to make them using your hands – so eating them is completely up to you! And as for your left over sugar? Think of all that holiday baking coming up! Zulka sugar works cup for cup with regular granulated sugar and can be used in anything you want to make. The sugar is unrefined cane sugar and is non-GMO as well!
Zulka Sugar is giving one of my readers two 4 lb bags of their Morena Pure Cane Sugar to try out for your upcoming baking. Read how you can win some below!
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I would make sugar cookies with my family
I would make cookies with the sugar.
a cake for Thanksgiving
I will make my holiday baking with this
There is a recipe for chocolate sugar cookies I found a while back that I’ve been meaning to try. I think the coarser texture of the zulka sugar would make sugar cookies even better since you typically roll the dough in sugar before baking.
I would make sugar cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Snow Flake sugar cookie for Christmas since thats one of our favorite cookie and holiday
I will make gingerbread cookies.
everything I make is gluten free, I would start with fudge & some peanut butter cookies…
I’d make some sugar cookies.
I wouls make the blue snowflake sugar cookies for us
I would make some GF cookies.Our
tradition for the Holidays is to make our
homemade rice pudding.
Any type of muffins especially apple cinnamon muffins
One of my favorite holiday traditions is to make the dog’s costume on Thanksgiving for the Jingle Bell Dog Walk. We love to support our local shelter.
I would use it in my Pumpkin Cream Cheese cupcakes!
I would make royal icing
I would use the sugar to make all my holiday cookies.
I would make holidays pies
I will use Zulka sugar to make some holiday cookies.
We always have chewy molasses cookies around the holidays.
pumpkin roll cake
I would make good fudge! Full of nuts and creamy good.
I would make sugar cookies if I won
I would make cookies.
I will make some sugar cookies for Christmas with my grandson-
I would make cookies
Red velvet cake
I would also make some caramels besides sugar cookies
would make sugar cookies
Since the holidays are coming, I’ll be baking a LOT of cookies.
WE have a science project coming up and this would be perfect for the Rock Candy Crystals
I would bake holiday pies–I am the family keeper of my grandmother’s Sweet Potato Pie and make it only on Thanksgiving. I make enough so that everyone gets to take home a whole pie.
This is for my daughter,she makes the best fudge.thanks
I will be making some sugar cookies for
If we won I would make sugar cookie and crystal rock candy
make royal icing
What a great prize. Thanks for the chance. I think I’d make some cookies first.
I’ll make some Christmas sugar cookies.
I would use it to bake my holiday cookies.
One of our Family favorite holiday activity is our holiday day cookies– we get just a little crazy with the frostings
We would hard to make some Rock crystal candy
This sugar would be great in homemade hot chocolate!
i would make some chocolate chip cookies with this
I will use it for brownies.
I would love to make Turtles
I would like to make Norwegian SunKakka Cookies
I will make all kinds of Christmas cookies!
I would make some Peanut Blossom cookies.
my daughter is on this sugar dougnut kick right now so we will make some dougnuts with the sugar
My favorite tradition is baking Holiday cookies with my children.
I would give this to my mom so she could make her black bottoms and chocolate chip cookies
i would make some sugar cookies with hershey kisses in the middle
I would make sugar cookies with my granddaughters.
I’d love to make biscotti with this sugar.
I would make a cherry pie.
blueberry coffee cake muffins, for starters 🙂
I would make frosted sugar cookies
Tis the season for Christmas cookies.
Just starting to think about Thanksgiving… this sugar would be lovely in a homemade cranberry sauce.
I love baking with my girls to get ready for the holidays and would use the sugar for that.
Well let’s see now…first I would go with my Peachy Peach Cobbler..next would be Homemade Cranberry Sauce..then I would go with homemade donuts…oooooo just so many goodies!
One of my favorite holiday traditions is our Cookie Exchange at church it is so fun to get samples of other things we dont make
I will bake homemade fudge from scratch with my Zulka sugar.
My famous chocolate chip cookies!
I will make a chocolate chip bundt cake!
i would make hot toddies
I’d use it in my holiday eggnog recipe!
I”d use the sugar to make banana nut bread, one of my traditions.
I would make some homemade lemonade with the sugar.
I would use it to bake cookies!
This would be perfect for my grandmother’s butter milk pie,thanks
I would make spritz cookies and sprinkle them with sugar.