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Heart-Shaped Sugar Cubes

Sugar cubes in fun shapes (like hearts) can be very expensive to purchase. Make your own and customize them in any color you love.
Servings: 8
Author: Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • Food Coloring Optional I use Wilton Icing Color.
  • Silicone mold in any shape you like To save time use several molds


  • Measure sugar into a measuring cup
  • Add water
  • Add a teensy bit of food coloring (err on the side of too little) and stir well
  • If the color is too light, add a teensy bit more food coloring.
  • Once sugar and water are mixed well and the color is correct, press sugar into a silicone mold of your choosing. They come in all shapes and sizes.
  • Turn the mold over just above a plate and the cubes will fall right out.
  • Place plate with cubes in a freezer for 1-2 hours until they are well hardened. Once hardened they can be stored in a container in the refrigerator for future use.


Additional Tips: Though it may be tempting, don't add any additional water to this recipe. Too much water could dissolve your sugar.
Wilton Icing Colors are super concentrated so I normally just dip a toothpick into the color and then into my recipe. If you need more, use the other end of the tooth pick or a new one to avoid getting any sugar into your Wilton color icing.
If a cube breaks when you're turning them out, just firmly press the sugar back into the mold and turn it out again. This recipe makes approximately 8 sugar cubes so just double or triple the recipe to make the number you need.