What do you love more about Dia de Los Muertos than all of the beautifully designed sugar skulls? Nothing?! Us, too. But since it can be kind of difficult to find sugar skulls, we came up with our own Delicious Dish for some not so Schweddy Balls. We think you and Pete Schweddy will agree that our Sugar Skull Cake Balls are a fun and easy take on the real thing.


– 1 package white cake mix, prepared according to package directions

– 1 tub vanilla frosting

– 2 packages Wilton candy melts

Americolor Gourmet Food Writers


1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Let cool slightly.

2. When cake is still just warm to the touch, crumble into a large bowl. Add 1/2 tub of frosting.

3. Mix until cake begins to form into a ball, adding more frosting as necessary.

4. Form mixture into balls and freeze for 30 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, melt Wilton candy melts using a double boiler or microwave. Dip balls into melts and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

6. Use Americolor Gourmet Food Writers to draw sugar skull faces on each cake ball. Enjoy!

Now let’s get started!

Start by grabbing your materials.

Then prepare cake mix according to package directions.

Place batter in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and bake according to the package directions.

Once the cake is baked, let cool slightly, and then crumble into a large bowl. Add 1/2 tub of frosting and mix until mixture starts to form a ball.

Shape dough into balls and set in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, start to melt the candy melts using a microwave or double boiler.

Dip cake balls into the candy melts to cover.

Then gently remove to a plate to cool. Once you’re done coating all of the cake balls, place in the refrigerator to firm up.

Now comes the fun part! Time to decorate your balls! Helpful hint: Use the black marker on every design, otherwise your drawing will look a little unfinished.

And there you have it! Some not so Schweddy Balls for your Dia de los Muertos party!

What are your favorite Halloween recipes? Let us know in the comments section below!