This post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at no extra cost to you. Read the full disclosure here.
Last Updated on 13th August 2021 by Vicki
Hi everyone, my children absolutely loved designing these sugar skull cupcake toppers. It was such a fun kid’s cupcake decorating idea. All you need is a skull cutter and a variety of cake decorating items. I let my girls run wild with some of mine! They used edible writing pens, edible glitter, edible lustre dust, edible sequins, sugar pearls and different coloured fondant. I used a skull cookie cutter. If you don’t have one, there are many different ones on Amazon. I’ve listed all the items that we used below, but you could probably find sufficient cake decorating items at your local supermarket.
Preparation For The Sugar Skulls
To begin with I cut out some sugar skulls from white modelling paste. I then left these to dry overnight. If you are using edible pens, it’s important to ensure the modelling paste has hardened, so you can write on it without damaging the surface.
Decorating The Sugar Skulls
Once the skulls have hardened they are ready to be decorated. My girls really enjoyed making these. Once they were finished, I simply placed them on top of a cupcake that was already covered with black fondant. If necessary, you can use a tiny amount of water or edible glue to help them stick.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this kids’ cake decorating activity. My girls thoroughly enjoyed decorating the sugar skull cupcake toppers. In fact, my youngest has been making them all week! Below are amazon links to some of the items that we used in this activity.
- Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste : https://amzn.to/2G0Ccez
- PME White Sugar Pearls : https://amzn.to/3dYy6jv
- PME Green Sugar Pearls : https://amzn.to/34u84Sd
- Edible Silver Sequins : https://amzn.to/37MvWT1
- PME Gold Glitter Flakes : https://amzn.to/2Hy59i
- Cake Star Edible Glue : https://amzn.to/2FZ1f1q
- Rainbow Dust Edible Pens : https://amzn.to/3jrTL4J
- Sugarflair Silver Sparkle Lustre Dust : https://amzn.to/3orzikg
Please note, I am an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission if you purchase products via my link. This is at no extra cost to you but enables me to carry on creating this blog. Thanks for your support.