I got asked to do a mexican themed birthday cake with a skull. I was super excited in an odd way for this one. A couple of months back I discovered sugar skulls and wanted to try them out but of course knowing me I waited till I got asked to do a skull for a cake. It was surprisingly easy but it did test my patience during the drying process. I have no patience for drying whether it be sugar, fondant or gum paste. To my surprise it was quite heavy and I did have to hollow it out 1) so it could dry quicker and 2) so it wouldn't be quite so heavy. I made the sombrero and flowers out of fondant which had to dry for 2 days. (Patience was running low at this point.) The design was drawn out for me so I followed the design given to me. I added the 2 skeleton toppers just for that extra flair.
This cake got me excited for Dia De Los Muertos! ^_^