Sugar Skulls Diaper Cake
Though Sugar Skulls have become extremely popular in recent years, they have a long and storied history, especially in central and southern Mexico as well as parts of Italy, Spain and Central and South America.
Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church.
Due to the abundance of sugar production in Mexico, residents who were too poor to buy fancy imported European church decoration, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments.
Use your imagination and have fun making your own Sugar Skull diaper cake to celebrate the new family arrival!