I should have “reserved” this “romantic” post until early next year just before Valentine’s 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 a 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 😉
I got the idea of making these Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes after seeing this post. I have put this recipe 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 rock bottom, as long as I hold my breath long enough and never give up 🙂
These sugar cubes recipe can be molded from a cookie cutter or candy mold. Get the steps and method after this:
Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes
1. Fine granulated white sugar – 1/4 cup
2. Water (boiled and cooled) – 1/2 teaspoons
3. Food color – 1 or 2 drops (depend on how deep you want the color to be)
Utensils & Tools:
1. Small bowl
3. Cookie-cutter (mini heart) or candy mold or chocolate mold
6. Scissors (if using a cookie cutter)
Prepare Wet & Colored Sugar
Get ready all the ingredients to make sweetheart 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.
Mix well and evenly. The wetness is a little dryer than the wet sand when you build a sandcastle.
If the sugar is too wet, it is hard to hold up its 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.
Mold With Cookie Cutter
Slowly lift the cutter up and push the sugar down. Use a teaspoon handle to push the cardboard if the cutter is too small for your finger to get in. I need to use a teaspoon handle because the cutter is just too tiny as you can see from the picture.
It might take you a few attempts to get the sugar to come 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.
Mold with Chocolate or Candy Mold
Place 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 for overnight and morning before storing them away into an air-tight container.
Keep them in a cool dry place and consume them as soon as possible.
Be the sugar cubes for Valentine’s or special occasions, it sure melts the heart of your loved one.