I was invited by Heather Chitty from A Sweet Fix, to join a collaboration with other bakers around the world to contribute a sugar skull edible piece for Dia De Los Muertos! I was SUPER excited and honored to join this awesome project!! Thank you Heather!!!! :) I have met some incredible artist from around the world! There is a facebook page that was created by Berry Rabago and graphic designer Yuki Navarro Guerrero and also a youtube video that showcases all the sugar skulls!! These ladies did an outstanding job!! My cake art piece is a tribute to my grandmother whose birthday is November 1st. I knew I wanted to incorporate her birthstone into the sugar skull. When I bake I always think of my family, especially my sisters. I made edible jewels using isomalt. I added topaz in honor of my grandmother and also for my sister Teresa whose birthday is also in November. I added an opal necklace to represent my sister Becky's birthday who was born in October, amethyst to represent my sister Leticia's birthday who was born in February and lastly aquamarine to represent my birthday that is in March. I made a very short video because I wanted everyone to see how much sparkle my sugar skull had. She was and will always be a treasure to me and my family!
This is for you Wuelita Francis...
|Francisca De La Garza|
November 1, 1908 - October 21, 1989