Day of the Dead Candy Skull Cupcake Tower How To

Create a tower of sweet cupcake offerings!

Get the step-by-step instructions to make these drop-dead delicious cupcakes! Make mini "sugar skulls" with a candy mold and give them a ghoulish look with skeleton baking cups. Give your cupcake tower a Day of the Dead look with a paper cutout on top and colorful fresh flowers tucked in the bottom - for a treats display the spirits will adore!

Day of the Dead Candy Skull Cupcake Tower



  • White Candy Melts® Candy
  • Black Candy Melts® Candy
  • Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
  • White Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing — 4.5 lb. Tub
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Red-Red Icing Color
  • Orange Icing Color*
  • Golden Yellow Icing Color*
  • *combine orange golden yellow to make color shown


  • 12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags
  • 3D Skull Candy Mold
  • Deadly Soiree Petal Baking Cups
  • Recipe Right® Standard Muffin Pan
  • Cooling grid
  • Tip 1M (3 needed)
  • Black cupcake stand
Make Candy Skulls

1) Make Candy Skulls

Melt white Candy Melts candy in disposable decorating bag according to package directions. Cut small point off of bag. Use melted white candy to fill mold cavities. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Unmold.

Decorate Skull Features

2) Decorate Skull Features

Melt black Candy Melts candy in disposable decorating bag. Use melted black candy to decorate eyes and nose. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Make and Decorate Cupcakes

3) Make and Decorate Cupcakes

Bake and cool cupcakes in baking cups. Tint portions of icing rose, red, and orange. Use tip 1M, a cut disposable decorating bag and tinted icings to pipe a swirl on cupcake tops.

Place Candy Skull

4) Place Candy Skull

Place candy skulls on cupcake icing. Assemble treat stand and position cupcakes.

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