Monday, February 28, 2011

Colored, Flavored Sugar Shapes for Tea & February's Food Blogger LOL Posts

I saw a few posts this past month featuring adorable colored and flavored sugar cubes. The best tutorial I found was from Always Order Dessert. She did a brilliant job so head on over there if you wish to give this a try.

I happen to have among my often mentioned embarrassingly huge collection of cookie cutters several mini ones. 

After reading her post I imagined all the possibilities of making my own.

Of course I couldn't just stop at coloring, flavoring and shaping. I had to compulsively embellish them as well, creating three versions.

Mint flavored leaves. 

Strawberry flavored hearts.

And Lavender flavored flowers.

For the accents on leaves and the strawberries, I used a small paint brush dipped in gel food coloring. The stems on the strawberries are green chocolate covered sunflower seeds I pushed in the tops while the sugar shapes were drying.

For the purple flowers, I glued on some small round sprinkles with simple syrup.

In combining the sugar with water, flavor and color, the trick is to get the right consistency. Otherwise you can spend a very frustrating time trying to make the shapes hold.

You can imagine the possibilities of the flavors adding something special to your tea. For example, mint sugar in camomile tea, lavender to mint tea, strawberry in hibiscus tea and so on. 

These fun to make sugar nuggets made me smile. Below are  this past month's post that also made me smile. And laugh.

She's Becoming Doughmestic's sexy surprise givaway package.

Bittersweet's Honors English Teacher from Hell.

Culinary Concoctions By Peabody invites everyone over in Uptight Land to visit Laid Back Land.

Cookies and Cups breaking up is hard to do.

Girl Chef's Sourdough Bread Debacle

Cakewreck's Golden Wreckies Awards

Food for the Thoughtless's Birthday Buckle

Piece of Cake's Blonde Rocky Road

Three Baking Sheets to the Wind's twisted and hilarious cake ball tribute to 127 Hours.

David Leite's plea to change the beginning of the New Year to April.


  1. No waaaaaaaaay! These are so very cool!! Love your creativity.
    I'm jealous of your magnificent cookie cutter collection too :)

  2. I love this idea! I was thinking about getting some regular sugar cubes the other day, but this is soo much better. They look fantastic.

  3. These are so cute and would definitely be perfect for garnishing so many sweet treats!


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