It’s one of those things I can’t really explain, but I have always loved sugar cubes! Was it the fact that as a littlie, it was kind of exciting to eat a cube of pure sugar? Maybe! So, the other day while I was at home and had nothing to do, I decided it was about time I made my own. Sugar stars are super simple to make, but super cute too! Wrapped up beautifully in some clear cello with a piece of twine or ribbon, or even placed in a nice jar, they would make a sweet little gift to give to someone special.
Silicone mould (for these ones I used a star shaped mould, but a heart shaped one would be perfect to use for special occasions like valentines day)
1. In a small glass bowl, place one to two tablespoons of sugar (depending on how many cubes you want to make of each colour) and add one drop of your chosen food colouring. I chose to make these sugar stars nice and bright, but by adding the food colouring using a toothpick, you can control the colour and create pretty pastel colours too.
2. Very slowly, add several drops of water at a time, stirring until the sugar mixture is the consistency of wet sand.
3. Place the mixture into your chosen mould and leave to dry overnight.
4. Once the stars are dry, they will be nice and hard, and you can pop them straight out of the silicone moulds.
See! I said it was simple!
Now, I hear you asking ‘what can I use these sugar stars for?’. I had a bit of fun with mine, adding them to cups of tea to watch the colour ‘magically’ change from it’s usual golden milky tones to a pretty purple or pink. They also make great decorations to use to top cakes and cupcakes, or you could keep them in a jar to use as a cute little kitchen display. Use your imagination…it’s up to you!
Carla Sue xo