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Homemade Sugar Cubes

Posted by  ·  January 24, 2012  ·  Last Updated: January 24, 2012

I love making shaped sugar cubes. They are super easy to make and add such a nice detail to a party or just make daily tea drinking extra special! These homemade shaped sugar cubes would also make a nice homemade gift.

All you need is a mold, granulated sugar, water and paste food coloring (optional).

Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon water and tiny (pin drop) bit of paste food coloring. Mix well. It will feel like damp sand.

Firmly press the sugar into the heart mold.

Carefully flip mold over and remove the hearts. It is a bit tricky during the flip but,  I found it easiest to fill mold and immediately remove so I could keep making the sugar cubes. Wipe mold between fillings.

Allow sugar cubes to dry and harden. It doesn’t take long to have beautiful homemade sugar cubes!

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  1. Denise Grande
    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
    Hi There, just had to write and say I am going to try these. I'm hosting a bridal shower for my stepdaughter and she wants a tea party so of course beautiful sugar cubes are in order!

    Do you know how they should be stored and how long they will last? The shower is a couple of months away and I'd like to make them early so I can cross these off my list.

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    • Cindy
      Monday, July 10th, 2017
      The keep well, just store in an air tight container. Just make sure they are kept dry and away from moisture.
  2. Gail
    Friday, June 9th, 2017
    Can these be made with artificial sweeteners, i.e., Splenda, Sweet n Low?
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
      Hi Gail, I haven't tried any artificial sweeteners. That sure would be great if that worked. If you try it please let us know if it works.
  3. Jeri
    Thursday, October 13th, 2016
    I'm ordering my mold and flavoring today but I'm making teapots and teacups I am hoping they will come out. I am doing a trial run, before I actually make them for the shower. Thanks for this wonderful idea!
    • Dina
      Monday, June 26th, 2017
      Can you tell me what mold you used for the Teapots and teacups? I want to do the same but I cannot find a mold that is small enough. Thank you!
  4. Doug
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
    These are not cubes.
    • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
      You got me there Doug!
  5. Karen
    Thursday, February 12th, 2015
    I made some of these this week and they are so cute! I just came here to see how to make square ones without a mold. Also, my blue dye and red dye do not turn into a pretty purple at all, but maybe b/c they are liquid and not paste? So I just made pink and yellow and blue hearts and teapots. Tonight I am going to flavor some in case anyone wanted to try them, but wanted to make sure they were a different shape, so nobody accidentally flavored their drink if they did not want to. Also, am turning a tea box inside out so it's white on the outside and then I can store them and label the box or use rubber stamps on it. It'll be cute!
  6. Judy
    Thursday, February 5th, 2015
  7. Peyton
    Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
    these dont work? I tried them and suger just kept spilling everywhere......
  8. Mr.Tsegaye Mekonnen
    Saturday, January 4th, 2014

    I am interested to buy cube sugar making moldes and coloring
    please send me your best offer
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  10. Erica
    Friday, July 26th, 2013
    My pony will love these thx
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  12. Thursday, March 7th, 2013
    Thnaks for posting this tutorial. I have always loved sugar cubes as kids. I used your tutorial to make these cubes for my sister's High Tea baby shower, and linked to your blog.

    Here is the link:
  13. Tami
    Thursday, February 14th, 2013
    I'm LOVING this!!! I need to make cake decorations, and these would be perfect in seashell molds!!!
    Don't know if you respond to questions, but here it goes.... does anybody know what it would taste like to use vanilla extract in place of the water in this recipe? I'm thinking it would be fantastic! Thoughts?!
    • Friday, February 15th, 2013
      Tami that sounds good, unless you use clear vanilla it would color the sugar. I also wonder if the alcohol in the extract will effect it. If you give it a go will you let us know?
  14. Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
    Adorable! Thanks so much for posting!
  15. Brnn
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    Ooh. I just learned that I could put a satchet of lavender buds in my sugar and make lavender sugar! And now I can make it into pretty shapes too. Very excited. I just found a wonderful Christmas present for my tea drinking friends.
  16. Friday, May 18th, 2012
    The first time I served sugar cubes to my granddaughters, they were amazed and asked me how I had made them. They are 10 and 6 years now and this should knock their sox off . I can't wait to make them :)
  17. Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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  18. Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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  19. doty
    Sunday, February 12th, 2012
    Any suggestions for packaging these so they maintain there wonderful appearance? Thanks
  20. Thursday, February 9th, 2012
    These are adorable! Very clever! Your blog looks amazing too, BTW. Please link up to Foodie Friday
  21. Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
    I would LOVE it if you would link up your sugar cubes to me blog!! PLEASE?! :)

    Christine xoxo

  22. Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
    Lovely! I had to pin it on the CraftBliss Sweet Valentine Bliss Board on Pinterest and link back to you. ~Dee
  23. liz
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012
    Oh this is such a wonderful idea!!! I am having a Valentine Tea and will definitely make these - thank you so much for sharing:)
  24. Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
    Perfect!! These are so cute -- thanks for the information on how to make them. I'm hosting a Victorian Valentine Tea on Saturday -- if I can find a heart candy mold, I'm definitely doing this!
  25. Sunday, January 29th, 2012
    Absolutely adorable...... I love them and will definitely be making some. Thanks so much for sharing.
  26. Thursday, January 26th, 2012
    Thank you so much for sharing this, I was just thinking how cute of an idea this would be for good bags for those coffee and tea lovers!
  27. deana
    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
    my friend and I over the internet were just talking about sugar cubes and making some up, and putting them in a nice little box or bag. And get a nice coffee cup or tea cup with a spoon dipped in chocolate to give out as gifts to our friends, MOM's, Teacher for our kids ect.
  28. Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
    Lovely! I wanted to "pin it" but it wouldn't let me.
  29. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Wow those are awesome! I found in a magazine a place that sells just reg white sugar cubes (out of stock) but these are so much cuter :)
  30. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    What a great idea! Can't wait to try this!
  31. Cindy Conner
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Love this! Had to pin it!
  32. Darla Olson
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    I can not get your pin it to work.
  33. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    These sugar hearts are so precious. Thanks for sharing. I absolutely *heart* pink so I'm loving these.
  34. Jennifer
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Very clever! How do you store the sugar cubes, and how long will they keep for?
  35. April
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    BIG smiles!

    That's how I began and remained while reading this post. And I'm still smiling thinking of which of my friends will be receiving these and how they will react. I guess that's not really a surprise: BIG SMILES, I'm sure.

    Thank you!
  36. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    I had NO idea we could make sugar cubes!! Let along make them soo darn cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!
  37. Roberta
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Very pretty! I also do this with butter for holidays.
  38. Jen Y
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    I've done this, it's very easy & makes such an impression! The first time I made though, I spilled a glass of water on them just after I'd finished! In less than 5 minutes I had another batch made.
  39. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    What a great idea! I'd love if you'd come share on my first ever link party:
  40. Jenny
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial! I love these!
  41. Suzanne
    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
    Fun idea! I wonder if a silicon ice cube tray would work as well.