February 10, 2014 Emma 0 Comments

Diy Sugar Cube Hearts

Hi everybody, I'm finally back and excited to share this sweet Valentine's treat with you all. Diy Sugar Cube Hearts.

I want to tell you that this is a really quick, simple project and it is but it's also just that little bit tricky, at least it was for me. I had two failed attempts, too much water, not enough and the fact that I am not a patient person. In my case it was definitely third time lucky. I suppose what I'm trying to say is don't be put off if it doesn't go right the first time, sometimes even simple projects need a little practice.

Here's how to make your own Diy Sugar Cube Hearts.

Things you need to make your own Diy Sugar Cube Hearts

Things you'll need:

Granulated Sugar,
Food Colouring,
Heart Shaped Candy/Chocolate Mould,
And a bowl and spoon to mix it in.

How to make Diy Sugar Cube Hearts

1. Take the bowl of sugar and add the water a tablespoon at a time until a soft, grainy texture is achieved. It should clump together and look similar to wet sand.

Try not to add too much water as it will dissolve the sugar and your sugar hearts won't form properly. Not enough and sugar won't be able to stick together.

2. Add a couple of drops of food colouring and mix well to distribute the colour evenly throughout the mixture. If you want a darker colour add more food colouring a few drops at a time.

Remember a little food colouring goes a long way so it's better to start off by adding a little and building up rather than trying to mix in more sugar later.

How to make Diy Sugar Cube Hearts

3. Take your candy mould and start pressing the sugar firmly into it. Make sure you pack the sugar in as tightly as you can to get rid of any gaps or air bubbles.

4. Level the back of your sugar cubes using  a knife or the back of a spoon and brush away any excess sugar.

How to make Diy Sugar Cube Hearts

5. For best results leave to harden at room temperature overnight. I've seen similar tutorials suggest popping your candy moulds in the microwave or oven (if your mould says it's microwave/oven safe that is) to help speed up the drying process but I found the best way was to try and be patient and simply let them dry naturally.

6. When the sugar is completely hard place a tray over the top of your mould, hold tight onto both and flip over. Your sugar hearts should pop straight out onto the tray. Remember you can always give the mould a gentle tap to remove any stubborn cubes.

And there they are, sweet and simple diy sugar cube hearts. Use them at fancy tea parties, as wedding favours, table decorations at baby showers and don't forget if tea isn't your thing you can always try making a few of these delicious looking champagne cocktails.

If you want more diy/craft project ideas don't forget you can follow me on Pinterest.