Nov 01, 2011

Josh’s Mexican folk art

Josh writes, “Here is a photo of the sugar skulls that I made for a speech that I did on ‘Mexican folk art.’ They are made from sugar, water and meringue powder. You put the mixture into a mold and allow it to dry for 6 hours. Then you hollow it out a bit so the finished skull isn’t too heavy. After allowing it to dry further, you glue the front and back together with royal icing, and decorate them with royal icing.”

(from Jenny) Josh, right after you sent your picture, I was at a street fair here in L.A. and saw these pillows, etc. for sale. What are the odds of seeing similar folk art on the same day! I thought you would enjoy these…


7 Comments on “Josh’s Mexican folk art”

  1. Tiffie says:

    You did a good job, Josh! They sound fun to make but I would never have the patience. I can hardly wait for my nail polish to dry! 🙂

    (I need to look around the site more often. I can’t believe I’m just seeing these). As the old ladies say, “Better late than never.” HA!


  2. Rhonda says:

    Sorry, I’m a little late here in replying. I didn’t even know Mexican folk art until now. Well maybe I did but didn’t realize what it was actually called. You did really good work Josh in making these and it’s good that you had some fun in your speech class in doing this project…
    Jenny, how odd for you to see this in the same day and nice of you to share your photos as well…

  3. Josh says:

    Thanks for the photos Jenny they are very nice! That is weird seeing them in the same day 🙂 Thanks for liking mine. I had a lot of fun making them. I never had before so it was all new to me.

  4. Josh says:

    Thank you,

    It took about four days to make them from start to finish and that was mainly because I wanted to give them time to totally dry. I made the mistake of taking one out of the mold too early and it all fell apart on me, so I learned quickly lol.

  5. Jenny says:

    I love this picture, Josh. How long did the whole process take?

  6. Becky says:

    Wow, Josh!! Nice work!!!

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