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How To Make Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes

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Suddenly I feel like I want to make something sweet but don’t want the process to be complicated. I went ahead to roam into my pantry and found some pantry staple ingredients to make some sugar cubes. If you like my creation, let me show you how to make sugar cubes into these colorful heart-shaped sweeties.

Recipe and method on how to make sugar cubes and mold this sweet heart sugar cubes the colorful way. Perfect for Valentine's Day and Wedding celebration.

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 homemade sugar cubes are just great for celebrating a special occasion or for everyday beverages, and even superb as a gift to friends and families. I am thinking of Christmas with star-shaped sugar cubes in basic red, green & white.

How To Make Sugar Cubes

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I got the idea of making these Sweet Heart Sugar Cubes after seeing this post. I added some food coloring to the sugar-water mixture and shape them into a heart-shaped mold. You can even add flavoring to the sugar cubes. Add a drop of vanilla extract or ground vanilla beans to enhance the flavor of your beverage too. Pure edible essential oil like Wild Orange, Peppermint, Rose, and Lemon are some great choices to add to these flavored sugar cubes.

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Besides being simple and fun to make, and an inexpensive gift of only a 2-ingredients recipe, it is not only meant for your tea and coffee. According to OhBaby, there are 10 unexpected uses for sugar cubes:

  • Make a body scrub.
  • First aid.
  • Flower power.
  • Clean up your coffee grinds.
  • Stain remover.
  • Make a bug trap.
  • Keep food fresh.
  • Clean your hands.
  • Sweeten the medicine
  • Put it in your packaging
Alphabet Sugar Cube

This recipe can be molded from a cookie cutter or candy mold. Get the steps on how to make sugar cubes below.

I hope you enjoy making them! We have other recipes that you could try too.

How to Make Sugar Cubes in Heart-Shaped Valentine

How to Make Sugar Cubes in Heart-Shaped Valentine

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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! 😉

Enjoy making them!


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

Utensils & Tools

  • Small bowl
  • Teaspoon
  • Cookie-cutter (mini heart) or candy mold or chocolate mold
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors (if using a cookie cutter)
  • Tray



Prepare Wet & Colored Sugar

  1. sweet heart sugar cubeGet 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.

  2. sugar cubesAdd 1/8 teaspoon of water into the sugar at a time and mix well every time you add.

  3. sugar cubesMix 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.

  4. sugar cubesAdd 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.

  5. 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

  1. sugar cubesTrace the heart shape of cookie-cutter onto cardboard.

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

  3. make heart shaped sugar cubeScoop some wet sugar into the cutter, press with a 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.

  4. sugar cubesPlace 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.

  5. sugar cubesSlowly lift the cutter up and push the sugar down. Use teaspoon handle to push the cardboard if the cutter is too small for your finger to get in. I need to use teaspoon handle because the cutter is just too tiny as you can see from the picture.

  6. 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.

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

Mold With Chocolate or Candy Mold

  1. sugar cubesPress the wet sugar into the clean and dry candy or chocolate mold.
    Level the top flat.

  2. sugar letterTurn the mold and lightly knock the mold against the tray to pop out the alphabet sugar cubes.

  3. how to make alphabet sugar cubeWet molded sugar cubes in alphabets are formed. Gently transfer or arrange them on a tray for air drying.

  4. sugar cubesPlace 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 as soon as possible.

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

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Sunday 14th of February 2021

I’m glad I stumbled onto your site. These little sugar cubes are so cute. Looking forward to check out the rest of your craft ideas.


Sunday 30th of September 2018

I much glad to read this tip! I have now made my own and it was really fun and easy!


Wednesday 13th of December 2017

hello, A Quick question ? Where could one find the tray molds that you use? Would they be at Walmart or Meijer or a more obscure store? Thanks!


Saturday 3rd of October 2015

I want to make them but i want to sprinkle them on a cake the next day would that be ok?

Craft Passion

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Hi Brody, I am not sure but if you are living at a dry weather area and your cake frosting is not wet, then I think it should not be a problem. Otherwise, the sugar will absorb moisture from the surrounding and the color will bleed out.

Paulette dodson

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

this is nice

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