These Homemade Flower Sugar Cubes are an easy way to bring a little spring to your gathering. They are so pretty to set out when having company over for a special occasion and yet simple enough to treat yourself on an ordinary day, too.
This is a great beginner project. Homemade Flower Sugar Cubes are easy to make and require only a few supplies. Using just a little sugar, some water and your favorite color of food coloring you can whip up these adorable sugar cubes in minutes.
Consider this a “starter” recipe. Customize your sugar cubes by changing up the shape, color or you can even add some flavorings such as rosewater, jasmine water, orange blossom water or a little vanilla extract.
Homemade Flower Sugar Cubes (or any other shape you choose) will keep up to a year in a sealed container. Since you can make them so far in advance, they would make a perfect addition to any party or special occasion.
Here how to make Homemade Flower Sugar Cubes.
Place 1/2 cup of sugar into a small mixing bowl then add 3/4 teaspoon of water.
Add a few drops of gel food coloring. I used Americolor in Deep Pink. I do recommend using gel food coloring for this project.
Using a fork, mix well until the color is evenly distributed throughout the sugar.
Place your flower cutter onto parchment or wax paper. Spoon a little of the sugar mixture into the mold and press down with your fingers to firmly pack it. (I used this set of flower cutters I found on Amazon.) Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then carefully remove by gently pressing down on the sugar flower with your finger.
A batch of Homemade Flower Sugar Cubes also makes a great gift. Present them in a little bucket with shredded paper (as pictured above) or place in a mason jar tied with ribbon or raffia. Simple and sweet!
- Grab a small mixing bowl and pour in your sugar.
- Pour in the water and top it off with your food coloring.
- Use a fork to mix it all together until the color is distributed evenly.
- Once it’s all mixed together set your metal cutters on top of your parchment paper and carefully spoon the sugar mixture into the cutters.
- Use your finger to firmly press down the sugar mixture so it is packed tightly. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes then carefully lift the cutters and press softly with your finger to pop the sugar cubes out.
- These are ready to serve in 1 hour, but let them sit overnight to fully harden before storing long term.
- Place as many as you wish into your cup of lemonade, coffee, tea or anything else. Enjoy your pretty flower sugar cubes!