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.
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, 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.
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
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.
- 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
- Cookie-cutter (mini heart) or candy mold or chocolate mold
- 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.
- Add 1/8 teaspoon 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 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.
- The 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 cardboard.
- Cut the heart shape out from cardboard. Cut it a little smaller so that it can go through the cookie cutter.
- Scoop 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.
- 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 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.
- It 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.
- I 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
- Press the wet sugar into the clean and dry candy or chocolate mold.
Level the top flat.
- Turn the mold and lightly knock the mold against the tray to pop out the alphabet sugar cubes.
- Wet molded sugar cubes in alphabets are formed. Gently transfer or arrange them on a tray for air drying.
- 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 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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