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« on: October 14, 2007 09:47:23 AM »

arrrg! no i am not a pirate
i cant figure out whats wrong! my sugar skull are becomigd mutilated!



some of the sugar gets stuck in the nose and the mouth. (btw im using a mold)
any idea how to fix that?
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007 09:50:57 AM »

Are the molds the type that need to be sprayed first, to help with release?  Too much liquid??

I'm probably not much help, but I would check those two things first.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007 09:52:08 AM »

Are the molds the type that need to be sprayed first, to help with release?  Too much liquid??

I'm probably not much help, but I would check those two things first.


i dontknow if they need to be sprayed, sprayed with what might i ask?
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007 10:07:54 AM »

What is the recipe that you are using? and where do you live? is it humid or rainy there?
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007 10:09:24 AM »

What is the recipe that you are using? and where do you live? is it humid or rainy there?
its not humid or rainy
the only problem im having is that the sugar gets like packed in the nose and the teeth
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007 12:24:29 PM »

I made A LOT of sugar skulls last year for a 6 person craft night and was really lucky that I had very few mishaps.  The ones I decorated last year are still in great shape as the are left over skulls that no one decorated.  My guess is one or more of these 3 things.

1. Your mixture is too wet
2. maybe you're not packing tight enough
3. You're not releasing them immediately from the mould.

I bought my moulds here and followed these directions to the letter for 2-3 batches. 
http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/mexicansugarskull/recipe.htm

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007 12:42:29 PM »

Are the molds the type that need to be sprayed first, to help with release?  Too much liquid??

I'm probably not much help, but I would check those two things first.


i dontknow if they need to be sprayed, sprayed with what might i ask?

I was thinking sprayed with a nonstick spray.lol
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007 12:43:10 PM »

I think TheMistressT is on the right track! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007 01:58:27 PM »

I don't think you should spray the molds, just make sure they are clean. I agree with TheMistressT as well. You have to pack them tight. Make sure you use the mirangue powder the recipe calls for as well because otherwise they won't harden properly.

I have some from my wedding 3 and a half years ago using those same molds & recipe and they are still in great shape. I sprayed them with a couple of good coats of clear varnish so they wouldn't draw bugs, but other than the icing fading a bit, they look like the day I made them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007 10:50:44 AM »

Did you use meringue powder? I just made some today and it worked fine, but if you don't have the meringue powder it won't work. I gotmine from mexicansugarskull.c om, but I also saw some at michaels. Other that that I agree w/ previous that it might be too wet.
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