Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes

Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes

Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes

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I should have “reserved” this “romantic” post until early next year just before valentines day, but I can’t wait….. I can’t wait to show you how many colorful sweet heart sugar cubes I have made. These sugar cubes are just great for celebrating special occasion, or for everyday beverage, even superb as a gift to friends and families. I am thinking of Christmas with star shaped sugar cubes in basic red, green & white now ;-)

I got the idea of making these sugar cubes after seeing this post. I have put it under my to-do list but later forgot about it as my list gets longer. This pity little fellow fell to the bottom as I added new items on top of it, oh poor boy… on the other hand it is lucky because at least I got it surfaced from the down bottom and not being slashed off from the list lol… Well, this is life and I always believe that I will come up again when I get to the rock bottom, as long as I hold my breath long enough and never give up :)

These sugar cubes can be molded from cookie cutter or candy mold. Get the steps and method after this:

Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes

Ingredients:
1. Fine granulated white sugar – 1/4 cup
2. Water (boiled and cooled) – 1/2 teaspoons
3. Food color – 1 or 2 drops (depend how deep you want the color to be)

Utensils & Tools:
1. Small bowl
2. Tea spoon
3. Cookie cutter (mini heart) or candy mold or chocolate mold
4. Cardboard
5. Pencil
6. Scissors (if using cookie cutter)
7. Tray

Prepare Wet & Colored Sugar

sweet heart sugar cubeGet ready all the ingredients to make sweet heart sugar cubes.
I used Americolor soft gel paste but any food color will do. If you need deeper color, add more food color but you need to reduce the water amount.

Add 1/8 tea spoon of water into the sugar at a time and mix well every time you add.

Mix well and evenly. The wetness is a little dryer than the wet sand when you build a sand castle.
If the sugar is too wet, it is hard to hold up it’s shape after molding.
If the sugar is too dry, it will not get harden after it is dried.

Add 1 or 2 drops of food color into the sugar mixture and mix well.
If you are not sure how deep the color you will get from your food color, add 1/2 of the amount of the water to wet the sugar, then 1 drop of food color, mix well. Add more color or water as per your color reference.
You can mix food colors to get the color you want in another small container before adding it into the sugar.

how to make sugar cubeThe texture of the colored wet sugar. When you press the wet sugar, it formed into shapes easily.

Mold With Cookie Cutter

Trace the heart shape of cookie cutter onto a cardboard.

Cut the heart shape out from cardboard. Cut it a little smaller so that it can go through the cookie cutter.

make heart shaped sugar cubeScoop some wet sugar into the cutter, press with finger until they get firmed in the cutter.
You can fill the sugar to any height as you like and not necessary to the full height of the cutter.

Place the heart shaped cardboard on the top of the cutter. Press the sugar until it is firm and level especially if it is not filled to full height.

Slowly lift the cutter up and push the sugar down. Use tea spoon handle to push the cardboard if the cutter is too small for your finger to get in. I need to use tea spoon handle because the cutter is just too tiny as you can see from the picture.
how to make heart shaped sugar cubeIt might take you a few attempts to get the sugar comes out nice and even by not over pressing it while lifting the cutter. Just put back any failed sugar into the bowl and mix again to reuse.
Repeat.

colorful sweet heart sugar cubeI did a few colors from the primary color, red, blue, yellow. The green was from blue and yellow mix.

Mold with Chocolate or Candy Mold

mold sugar with candy moldPress the wet sugar into the clean and dry candy or chocolate mold.
Level the top flat.

sugar letterTurn the mold and lightly knock the mold against the tray to pop out the alphabet sugar cubes.
how to make alphabet sugar cubeWet molded sugar cubes in alphabets are formed. Gently transfer or arrange them on a tray for air drying.
how to make fancy sugar cubePlace the sugar cubes on a tray to air-dry completely. Or, you may use a 200F oven to dry it for 5-10 minutes.
I left mine overnight and a morning before storing them away into an air-tight container.
Keep them in a cool dry place and consume as soon as possible.

Be the sugar cubes for valentines or special occasion, it sure melts the heart of your loved one.
Alphabet Sugar Cube

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  1. thank you, these are wonderful !

  2. You are so awesome and full of ideas! Thank you! I love this project.

  3. I love this Idea, Since my Family are big time tea drinker. I going to make different shape. Thank you for the Great idea!!!

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  5. Such a great idea! But am wondering if they’d turn your tea a funny colour?

  6. this is such a great idea! i love the little hearts :D

  7. I absolutely adore these! I must make some for the vintage tea party I’m planning. :) Thanks!

  8. How cool is that?!
    Love this blog, thank for all the inspiration..
    I just linked you in my own blog! :)
    Take care..

  9. Thank you soo much for the tip! I have now made my own and it was really fun and easy! =)

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  12. can i keep it for a long time?..not to consume but just for decorations

  13. A clever idea …thank you

  14. hi I was wondering where did you get the mold for alphabet sugar cubes

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  16. Hi there!
    I absolutely love your website! You have such talented hands!
    And I was wondering where did you get candy/chocolate mold? I’ve been having a hard time looking for them! (since getting them online is not an option ><")
    Thanks & a prosperous lunar new year to you!

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  18. I just visited this site and I must say, I’m pretty impressed on how great the posts are. And this easy to make sugar cubes will make a perfect wedding favor! Thanks much for this! I have a party coming and this will be a party favor!

    Annabella MErlin
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  19. Hello, I want to know, where can I buy the molds? I want to make differents things with sugar.

  20. Great little idea! Thanks! I’m sure this sugar will work fine in black coffee but what about milk, tea or other beverages? Won’t the color run and even taste like food coloring? I’d love to make these but I am a tea drinker – want to make sure it’ll work!

  21. This is great!!
    I love the website too.

  22. I’m wondering if you or anyone else has used Splenda or another granulated sugar substitute.

  23. hi
    I am looking for the recipe to make sugar fugerine by mold
    I wonder if you know one and if you can share
    I try to do it without mold , the result is not very satisfied
    Thank you

  24. Our Wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks, so I shall try the sugar hearts. Thank you once again for a wonderful idea.
    Deirdre

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