Friday, October 11, 2013

Video Tutorials for Day of the Dead Cakes & Cupcakes

So last week while shopping at Michaels (my local craft store), you can imagine my surprise when this little booklet caught my eye at the check-out counter. A new class from Michaels and their Wilton cake decorating series on how to make your own Día de los Muertos cake! I don't know if this is available in all of their stores, but it just goes to show how significant the holiday has become here in the States if they've added it to their class line-up! Do you have a Michaels near you? Wouldn't this be a fun class for you or your older kids to take?

Online Video Tutorials for Day of the Dead Cakes

If this class isn't available near you, but you'd love to create your own cake in your home with your children, check out these fabulous videos online. I've tried to include a variety of videos for different age and skill levels. Happy baking and decorating!

Pastry Chef Online has this EASY DAY OF THE DEAD CAKE | DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CAKE. It's honestly the easiest one and great for little helpers. The secret? LOTS of sprinkles! Click the link above to watch the video on her post!

Not surprising, but WILTON has this tutorial for creating a sugar skull cake AND a brownie and they are still fairly simple enough that young children can help:

This video from Sweetwater Cakes is actually a pull-apart cupcake cake:

The Lovely Baker has this fun tutorial as well:

And for those of you with older children who are looking for a more challenging project, Annika's Cake Tutorials has this one:

Finally, maybe some of you are brave enough and talented enough to attempt this cake from Kitschcakes:

Baking Supplies You May Want

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skull Mini Cake Pan

Wilton Skull Cake Pan with Flutes

Sugar Skull Silicone Molds

Two Side Round Cookie Cutters

Piping Bags and Tips Set

Fondant Pack

White Royal Icing Mix

Edible Markers

Day of the Dead Cupcake How-To Videos

  • Oh my gosh! These Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Cupcakes shared by H-E-B are just awesome!

Fondant seems to be the icing of choice because of its easy decorating surface. Here's one tutorial  from Baking a Moment:

And if you have older children, you may enjoy making these lovely cupcakes from Hornea y Decora (video in Spanish):

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