Skulls! Laura sent me a link to these brilliant Day of the Dead bath fizzies at Yodelingfish. I totally had the same idea a few years back (I swear!) when I bought some Day of the Dead sugar skull molds. I wanted to embed babydoll heads or plastic bugs in the skull bath molds, but never found a good way to get it all to stick together when they were that large.
I bought sugar skull molds from the speedy and really friendly Reign Trading Company, and I see they have added a bunch of skull molds to their offerings, yay. They offer full instructions and recipe (with pictures and everything) for sugar skull making at mexicansugarskull.com. They include tips for making sugar skulls with a larger group of kids. They also have chocolate skull recipes for tempered chocolate, chocolate wafers, or chocolate chips. I think I’m in love with these people.
p.s. Take a look at the transparent skulls on the cover of Day of the Dead in Mexico Through the Eyes of the Soul — larger picture. Fruit gel I’m supposing. Those are neat.