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Make your own heart shaped sugar cubes

My daughter has been asking me to buy sugar cubes for months — ever since she made a sugar cube castle at school. The other day I saw these heart shaped sugar cubes in a magazine, looked them up and found out they’re out of stock, and decided to make my own.  Here’s what I did:

Pour white sugar in a ramekin and get a small heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Add a tiny amount of water and stir in. You’re going for a wet yet crumbly consistency. If it gets too saturated, add more sugar. If too dry, add a bit more water.

I started out by using a small spoon to fill up my heart cookie cutter with sugar, and used a traced cardboard cutout heart to press the sugar down as I lifted off the cookie cutter. I found out that using my fingers worked much better than the cardboard, so that chunks of sugar didn’t come off when I took off the cookie cutter. Here are the finished heart(ish) shaped sugar cubes.

And then I dropped my camera on them.

Posted Friday, January 6, 2012 in Activity, Featured