Gaspar the Day of the Dead Glow-In-The-Dark Skull (cropped), originally uploaded by alienate.
In case you haven't noticed, we sunshine cupcakers love pretty much everything associated with Halloween including skulls. Initially, I made myself a cute little skull out of glow-in-the-dark sculpey but wanted to make something more colorful and "over the top." These days, you see skulls just about everywhere, even on your toast,
so, I did a little research about sugar skulls (calaveras de azúcar.) Sugar skulls are made in celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) which takes place the day after Halloween. Visually speaking, they're basically the drag queens or showgirls of the undead (in a word: gaudy or.. amazing).
Unfortunately, I lack both patience and supreme sculpey skills, so Nathan ended up doing most of the details (ok, all of them. I just made the skull itself.) The coolest part is the "bone" of the skull and the teeth glow in the dark! Grab Gaspar in our etsy store.