I’ve got a really sweet and easy DIY for you today – these heart-shaped sugar cubes.
I was looking for an easy craft to do this week with my oldest daughter. As I was rummaging about in our kitchen drawers I stumbled upon my heart-shaped mould. This immediately grabbed her attention. She’s in a pink phase right now, and nothing else would do apart from this bright pink mould, so I had to come up with something.
The idea of making heart-shaped chocolates over a bain-marie with a four-year-old and a newborn seemed more than a little fraught with danger, shall we say. So I managed to get her to settle on making these heart-shaped sugar cubes. Much less danger, but still the same sweet delight!
I’m a little late for Valentine’s Day (life with a newborn means I never have an idea of what date it is!. However, these heart-shaped sugar cubes would make for a sweet zero waste gift idea, a mother’s day gift idea, a homemade eco-friendly wedding favour, or a fun activity for kids. Or even just a fun 2 minute way to brighten up your afternoon tea!
To call this a DIY is perhaps over-egging the pudding a little. There’s nothing to it really. It only needs a few minutes of your time and some sugar! It also requires zero skill level – it’s almost foolproof (just don’t add too much water!).
Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY
Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY
- Heart shaped mould - mine is from eBay
- Sugar of you choice I used a mix of white granulated and brown demerara sugar
- Clean dry air tight jar
To minimise waste, pour your sugar into your clean dry mould so you know exactly how much you need.
Then decant the sugar in the mould into a bowl and add a small amount of water to the sugar. You only need a small amount of water - just enough to moisten the sugar, you don't want to dissolve it! Your best bet it to start with a teaspoon of water and mix it into the sugar so that it has a sandy feel to it. If you need to add more water do so in very small quantities.
Put the moistened sugar into your mould - pressing down with your finger so that the sugar is tightly packed.
Cover and leave to dry for 24 hours.
Pop the sugar cubes out of your mould and keep in an air tight jar.
Now decide if you want one lump or two!
I’m not the most crafty person in the world, but this was well within my comfort level. What’s more, my daughter had fun, so my objective was met! And we were both were really pleased with how the sugar cubes came out – result!
Now to put the kettle on for a cup of tea! Whilst we’re on the subject of tea, here’s my post on plastic-free teabags, that you might find useful next time you’re brewing a cuppa.