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{DIY sugar cubes}

Why not spruce up the way you serve coffee or (iced) tea?
Last night I played around with sugar a little and made my own sugar cubes. It's really easy to make and so cute to look at!
You should give it a try!

What you'll need:

  • granulated white and/or brown sugar
  • water
  • bowl
  • teaspoon
  • ice cube tray or candy mold
{DIY sugar cubes}
How to:
  1. Pour about 1/2 cup of sugar into a bowl.
  2. Use a teaspoon to pour small amounts of water on the sugar, little by little, and mix until it is a paste-like consistency. Make sure the sugar doesn't melt during this process.
  3. Fill the sugar-water-paste into ice cube trays, about half-way full, and press tight into the mold.
  4. Let dry overnight.
  5. Carefully remove the sugar cube from the ice cube tray.
  6. Enjoy!
{DIY sugar cubes}
I decided on just using the sugar plain. Next time I might experiment with some food coloring, though.. ;)

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215 Comments

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    SG
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    They look really lovely – I'll have to give them a go but it might mean a trip to ikea first for a icecube tray!

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    LDH
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Sweet! Two of my granddaughters live a ways from us and when they come to visit they love to have tea in our special tea cups, ALWAYS with sugar cubes. Yours came out so cute! They would think this idea so fun!

    Nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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    Susan @ Busy Home Adventures
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Those are so cute! I love the way the brown and the white plays together, too. Lots of fun!

    Popping over form Reasons to Skip the Housework!

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    Randi~Dukes and Duchesses
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    I love DIY sugar cubes … so many possibilities for cute shapes. I love the idea of putting them out with iced tea … I've only ever thought of hot.

    I once made a knock-off (from Sur La Table) of heart sugar cubes that fit on the side of a cup. They were really fun. You can see them here: http://6dukes.blogspot.com/2008/01/unveiling.html.

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    donatella
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 01:10 PM

    on my to-do-list today!
    lovely!!!

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    Mimi
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 02:39 PM

    Oh how much I want to make some now! These are so lovely! So glad you shared at Ladybug Blessings!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 03:12 PM

    What a cute idea! This is so creative…ohh food coloring is a great idea!

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    Life In The Thrifty Lane
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 03:47 PM

    I totally want to try making them! Thanks for sharing:)

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    Tanya
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 03:50 PM

    How adorable is that! That would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift! How cute :)

  • Reply
    Mindy
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 04:16 PM

    Such a fun idea! Love it!

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    Screaming Sardine
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 05:14 PM

    So cute. I love the shaped ones. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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    Kelly
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 05:24 PM

    Ahhhh I love it!!!

    Kelly

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    shopannies
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 06:09 PM

    love the cuteness of it all and the colors that they seem to make

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    TheCraftInMe
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 06:32 PM

    Oh, these are too cute! They would make the perfect valentine gift in a little jar, thanks for sharing!

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    Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 06:59 PM

    Those are really cute! I will have to make them for our tea parties – Whole Foods doesn't sell the kind we used to buy!! :) Thank you so much for sharing this!!

    Aimee @
    justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 07:38 PM

    This is the cutest idea ever! How creative!
    Jo-Anna

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    Johnnie
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 07:56 PM

    These are adorable! Thanks dear.

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    Kimberley
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 09:01 PM

    These are so cute! Hi! I'm following you from the Time-Out Tuesday hop. Please come follow me back at http://healthykidshappykids.blogspot.com

    Thanks and Happy Tuesday!

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    Paula Jo @ Home Decor Accents
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    These sugar cubes are so cute. My husband and I use to use sugar cubes in our coffee, but they are getting harder to find for some reason. I'm going to try and see if mine comes out as good as yours. Thanks for the idea, and the know how.

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Tuesday June 7th, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Vanessa, they are so sweet! I hope you visit tomorrow evening and share them at my party. Like always beaYOUtifully done ;)

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    PartyMom
    Wednesday June 8th, 2011 at 01:57 AM

    Absolutely fantastic! Shaped sugar cubes can get so expensive…this is such a great DIY!

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    LaVonne @ Long Wait
    Wednesday June 8th, 2011 at 03:11 AM

    Those turned out so nicely. Thanks for sharing! I like it.

    I am visiting from Wandering Wednesday. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a blessed week!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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    Tanya
    Wednesday June 8th, 2011 at 04:19 AM

    That is a great idea! I love the hearts!

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    iram
    Wednesday June 8th, 2011 at 05:15 AM

    very nice :)

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    Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 04:48 AM

    How cute are these?? Nice work :)

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    Jennifer
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Too cute! I think these would be great for sweetening iced tea at our next family bbq. Thanks for sharing!

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    Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 06:41 PM

    Wow! How fun! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 09:39 PM

    Great idea! And you can make these for many different occasions! Thanks for linking these up as well.

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    Decora Recicla Imagina…
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Oh! This is so cute! Clever, funny, beautiful and surprising. Thanks for sharing! :D

  • Reply
    blesid
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 02:40 PM

    I'm in sweet, sweet, love. I thought you had to own an overseas factory to make those things! YUMMO! Thanks so much for posting!

  • Reply
    Kadie
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 03:43 PM

    How clever!! I don't think I would have ever thought of that! Great job.

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    Denise
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 04:39 PM

    These look too cute to use. So simple I might even try it one day. I found you on The 36th Avenue's Let's Party #5. I love creative people and this project is why so I decided to follow you. I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

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    starsandsunshine
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 06:13 PM

    Such a great, cute idea! We don't use sugar cubes much here, but the in-laws do, so I'll have to make these next time they come to visit! I even have little heart candy molds already.

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    Mindie Hilton
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 07:17 PM

    Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-mindie-style-link-up-1.html

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    Kim @ It's a Crafty Life
    Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 02:10 AM

    Oh my, those are the cutest things! Love this idea, and can just imagine how they would dress up a tea party! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tasha
    Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 05:08 PM

    So adorable! My tea will never be the same:)
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    BellaVida
    Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 05:32 PM

    I love this idea! Perfect for a tea party.

    Bella Vida by Letty

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    Rae
    Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 08:07 PM

    I am going to make some of these for my sister, she doesn't take sugar but she does entertain a fair bit and would love to serve this with after dinner coffee

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    Jenni Price illustration
    Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    A super fun idea and these would be so cute for entertaining!

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    TidyMom
    Sunday June 12th, 2011 at 02:42 PM

    so cute and fun!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post on my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/komen-race-for-the-cure/

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    LrSchwtz
    Sunday June 12th, 2011 at 08:32 PM

    What a fabulous idea! Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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    Sam Findlay
    Sunday June 12th, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    That is genius!! Love it!

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    Antonella
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    This is such a great idea! Of course, it now gives me an excuse to buy cute ice cube trays – it is an addiction – lol.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 02:46 AM

    Saw these over on Tidy Mom – they're ridiculously cute! So sweet…

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    Zannid
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 04:17 AM

    These are completely adorable! Do you think they might work re-crushed on the side of the glass and stirred into smoothies? I tend to take my smoothies unsweetened and a lot of my friends fail to see the appeal.

    Either way, thank you for the tutorial, I'll be sure to do this sometime!

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    The Gunny Sack
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 04:24 AM

    These are adorable! My kids think it is a huge treat to get a sugar cube at a "tea party" and they would really love shaped ones. I am featuring these on my site tomorrow.

    http://www.thegunnysack.com

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    AllieMakes!
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 04:35 AM

    These are absolutely fantastic! LOVE them!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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    Lori@momsbyheart.net
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 04:08 PM

    Thanks for linking up on Momspiration Monday. Love this idea!

  • Reply
    Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 06:14 PM

    Oh you smart lady! I host teas all the time and these will be perfect for my next one! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Annalea
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 06:30 PM

    omg! what a brilliantly sweet idea! so glad you shared it!!! visiting from under the table and dreaming.

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    jamie
    Monday June 13th, 2011 at 06:30 PM

    These are beautiful!!!

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    Jami
    Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 03:31 AM

    Absolutely fantastic! So glad you shared this at the Tuesday To Do Party! You are a list maker this week! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 05:14 AM

    ADORABLE!!!!!

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 05:54 AM

    PS I'm featuring this on my blog tomorrow night! I think they would be such cute wedding favors!!! Especially doing the food coloring in the wedding colors :)

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    Mrs.D
    Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    What a cute idea!! We'd love to see you link this up at http://www.dimpleprints.com!

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    idesign
    Tuesday June 14th, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    its not everyday you see an original idea in bloggy world, but his is amazing! i loooooove this! cant wait for my next brunch!

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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    Pamela
    Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 02:06 AM

    So in love. I need to have a tea party!

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 07:40 AM

    Vanessa,

    I just want you to know that I featured your cute project at my link party tonight…

    I hope to see you there tomorrow!

    …♥

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    Katie
    Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 03:08 PM

    I LOVE these sugar cubes. I can't wait to make some of my own! :) Just need to find mini cube trays! Thank's again for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week.

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    Jamie
    Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 04:02 PM

    What a great idea. This is definitely a must for my next coffee party. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

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    Allison @ House of Hepworths
    Thursday June 16th, 2011 at 05:25 AM

    Love it so much I featured it today at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    xoxo

    Allison

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    Kathy C.
    Thursday June 16th, 2011 at 01:42 PM

    Oh my gosh these are too cute for words! And so easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Angela
    Friday June 17th, 2011 at 03:19 PM

    Thank you for joining me his week at the Simply Creative blog party at 365 days to Simplicity! Please join me every Thursday and we’ll party like it’s 1999!

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    Mary
    Friday June 17th, 2011 at 09:09 PM

    Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for joining Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. I featured your post this week in my Top Ten Fav Picks from Masterpiece Monday. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

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    Samantha Lynn
    Monday June 20th, 2011 at 01:02 AM

    That is such a good idea! Wow! Love it! ;) Happy day to you.

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Friday June 24th, 2011 at 06:38 AM

    Just a quick note to say that I've featured this today at Recognition Day Thursday. Please feel free to grab the feature button on my sidebar :) Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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    AmieAnn
    Sunday June 26th, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    This is soo stinkin adorable! This would be so cute for a baby shower or wedding reception! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

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    Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 03:47 PM

    Wow! How cute, this is a "good things" idea for sure.
    Thanks for sharing
    Julie

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    jacquelynnicole
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 04:12 PM

    I never thought to do that. Such a cute idea, thank you!

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    riyo a.k.a. talktothesun
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 04:28 PM

    thank you!!! i was looking for something like this!!!!i put this link to my blog…thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    Shannon LaBare
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 06:31 PM

    what a great idea! this would add so much to a bridal shower!

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    B.Stepford
    Wednesday July 6th, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    I'm defiantly going to have a go at this, its such an creative idea. I'd probably use chocolate moulds instead as they are slightly smaller than ice cube moulds.

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    ViSart-DaLi Claying Mama
    Thursday July 7th, 2011 at 05:08 PM

    Awesome idea, I am sure gonna make it!

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    Caca
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 07:46 AM

    nice! how long can I keep the sugar cubes?

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    Kaitlin Saenz
    Friday July 15th, 2011 at 06:54 PM

    THis is amazing! How cute Vanessa! Thanks so much for linking it up to my {re}create into something new blog party! Hope to see you next week for some more awe inspiring transformations!

    Kaitlin–The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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    lorby
    Saturday July 16th, 2011 at 04:26 PM

    I like this idea and will have to try it for my mother/daughter tea I do in May. It's almost a year away but I'm sure I'll find other times to make them.

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    Truthwithin
    Monday July 25th, 2011 at 06:19 PM

    He he, these are so cute! Such a smart and crafty way to jazzy up your sugar bowl for when you have someone over for a cup of tea. Would put a smile on anybody's face!

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    Zhe
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Oh, very nice idea! :) I added some vanilla powder in white sugar, put this hearts on jar. And it will be my wedding present for friends. Thank you!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 08:12 PM

    @ Zhe: Unfortunately I couldn't find an email-address or blog to answer to your sweet comment. :)
    Thank you very much!!

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    Zhe
    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Oh, sorry! It's my e-mail: anastasiazhe@gmail.com, this is my blog: http://anastasiazhe.tumblr.com/ and post with photos there.
    You know, I know one little secret. If you put sugar on heat-resistant form, you can make cubes faster. You just need to bake it 10 minutes on 180 degrees :)

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    Astrids Atelier
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    I really like this and I don't know if someone already mensioned it, but it is also nice to add one drop of foodcoloring! Think of red/green for X-mas etc.

    Astrid

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      TheInfamousJ
      Sunday December 11th, 2011 at 01:57 AM

      I added 5 drops of food coloring to make the deep red and deep green sugar cubes that I did for this year’s gift exchange.

      Just a question, does anyone know how to deal with accidentally adding too much water to the sugar? Do I just expect an increase in drying time.

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    Sarah
    Thursday September 29th, 2011 at 03:02 AM

    I saw this featured on Cut Out + Keep and just wanted to stop by and tell you that these sugar cubes look amazing! I definitely want to try to make them especially since my roommate wants to have a tea party at our apartment some time during the semester. These would be perfect!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Thursday September 29th, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    @ Sarah: Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :) Unfortunately I couldn't find an email address attached to reply personally, but I hope you'll still read this. xo!

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    Kids craft ideas
    Friday September 30th, 2011 at 08:49 AM

    Love it. THanks for sharing

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    sjmwell
    Tuesday October 25th, 2011 at 01:41 AM

    such a great idea, i am definately doing this!

    x

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    Seemachine
    Sunday November 13th, 2011 at 05:19 PM

    Hi–would you mind sharing where you got your beautiful mini mold pans? These are such a lovely, quaint idea. Thank you!

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    Delishhh
    Friday November 18th, 2011 at 07:06 PM

    What a fabulous idea!!

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    Fiona
    Saturday December 10th, 2011 at 03:42 PM

    Hi, innovating idea! Just a question, how do I keep ants away from this sweet craft?

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    Fiona
    Sunday December 11th, 2011 at 04:00 PM

    Following my previous comment, I tried making them already but they fall apart when I try to get them out of their moulds. Is it because it’s not dry enough yet? Exactly what is the consistency the mixture should be before putting it into the moulds? Like gooey liquid-ish or ? Please help! Many thanks!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday December 11th, 2011 at 06:25 PM

      Thank you for your comments, Fiona!
      I’m sorry to hear that the sugar cubes are falling apart when you take them out of the moulds. The consistency is more gooey and make sure you let them dry completely before removing them from the moulds.
      I hope this helps! :)
      Let me know if you have any more questions.
      PS: To keep the ants away, just store them in the fridge or in an airtight container.
      xo! Vanessa

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    Krystal
    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 04:37 AM

    hi Fiona and Vanessa, I’m having the same problem! I let them dry 3 days in shallow candy molds and they still fell apart, if I could get them out at all. I’m thinking of trying the silicon molds, maybe they’ll pop out easier.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 09:46 AM

      I am really sorry to hear your sugar cubes didn’t make it out of the moulds in one. I would definitely suggest using silicone forms. They are a lot more flexible. I used the IKEA ones without problems. I hope this helps! :) xo!

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    Carol Coelho
    Monday December 19th, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    So nice!!!

    http://www.carolcoelhogastronomia.com

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    Phyllis
    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 07:32 PM

    These are really great. I made some with candy molds in the shape of presents and bells for the neighbors. They have a little coffee with their sugar. I put them in a container and made a saying for the top: Homemade Sugar Cubes – To make everything a little sweeter. My first ones wouldn’t come out of the mold so I used just a little water and they came right out without even drying them. Then I let them dry several hours on waxed paper. These along with some homemade cookies are my gift to the neighbors.

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    Jen
    Sunday January 1st, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    So cute! These would actually make great gifts for my horsey friends and something fun for the kids to make to give our own horses treats :o) Thank you for sharing!

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    Laurel
    Saturday January 7th, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    My mom and I did this several years ago for a St. Patrick’s Day tea we were hosting, making little shamrock sugar cubes that we dyed green. They came out SO adorable! The ladies loved them. However, once we dropped them in the tea it turned the tea into an unappealing color…looked a bit like dirty sewer water (it didn’t help that we all had address cream to our tea, but cream makes it so yummy!). So just be really careful if you add color because it will change the color of your beverage. Otherwise it’s a fun idea. I love what someone posted about using these as a gift. :)

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    Amanda Spencer
    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 03:39 AM

    Could you use colored sugar? Like what you would use to sprinkle on cookies?

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    Sharon
    Thursday January 12th, 2012 at 08:10 PM

    I will try this with my preschool classes. We make sugar cube igloos in the winter. Now we can have custom sized cubes. So fun!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    Monday January 23rd, 2012 at 03:24 AM

    So cute! Never realized this is how they make them.

    Now I almost wish I took sugar in my coffee/tea just so I could have an excuse to make these!

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    rachel @ sweettarte
    Monday January 23rd, 2012 at 07:44 AM

    oh my goodness this couldn’t be any cuter. LOVE!

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    Friday January 27th, 2012 at 05:31 PM

    For Valentines Day this year, I am making traditional rectangular sugar cubes with citrus bitters and putting them in a jar and gifting with a bottle of Champagne for instant cocktails.

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      Wednesday December 5th, 2012 at 02:14 AM

      Omg Lindsey I wish I was on your gift list lol

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    Lorynne Heyns
    Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Hi there…these are too gorgeous!!!This might seem like a silly question, but do they melt when left out of the freezer or are the bind together by the sugar?

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    PV Panels Newbury
    Monday February 27th, 2012 at 04:47 PM

    I love these sugar cubes…so cute!!! :)

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    Michelle
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 06:57 PM

    love this, can’t wait to try it!

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    jessika
    Tuesday May 15th, 2012 at 09:43 PM

    I want to have a tea party now.

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    Diva Dynamite Denise
    Friday June 1st, 2012 at 04:03 PM

    Love them! Thanks for sharing. Question…if you go with the food coloring, would you color the water, or add them both to the sugar separately?

    Thanks!

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    Britni
    Saturday July 21st, 2012 at 06:09 AM

    I could have swore I had these pinned already!! But I don’t see them. I’m so glad you came by and linked up so I didn’t miss out. These are ADORABLE!! I want to make a bunch during Christmas time. They would even be pretty in a jar just as a decoration! Thanks so much for linking up at my party, Vanessa!!

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    fleurdelishy
    Sunday July 22nd, 2012 at 09:23 PM

    Love this idea! My daughter loves brown sugar in her tea and it’s hard to find brown sugar cubes. Will have fun making them now :) TY!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 06:26 PM

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment! So happy to hear you like the little project! Let me know how it turns out. ;)
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Dharti
    Tuesday September 11th, 2012 at 09:10 PM

    Very cute idea. They also might be great with a pinch of cinnamon thrown in.

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    Rococo Girl
    Friday September 21st, 2012 at 06:02 AM

    Perfect to go with the scone recipe I just tried! Tea time will feel more traditional ;) Thanks xo! http://rococoreport.com/2012/09/20/2501/

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    heidi
    Sunday October 7th, 2012 at 01:14 AM

    These are so fabulous. I can see them in all different shapes, for all times of the year.

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    Janice
    Saturday October 13th, 2012 at 03:04 PM

    Such a cute idea, I do something similar with holiday candy molds and butter, just soften the butter, press into mold and chill! Then pop out decorative butter patties for your holiday meal, miniature turkeys foe Thanksgiing, trees for Christmas, etc!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday October 15th, 2012 at 08:36 PM

      Thank you so much, Janice! :)
      That is such a cute idea to use decorative butter for the next Christmas dinner!
      I hope you’re having a great week so far!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Jessica Franzen
    Tuesday November 27th, 2012 at 05:25 PM

    Where can I purchase candy molds similar to the one used in this tutorial?

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    Libbie
    Tuesday December 4th, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    I actually tried these after I saw this. Followed the recipe and directions.
    They didn’t set up and took three days to dry out. When I tried to remove them from the molds, they cracked and broke apart.
    Sadly, this was not one that worked for me.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday December 6th, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      Hey Libbie,
      I’m so sorry to hear the sugar cubes didn’t turn out right for you. I always have a few break when you try to get them out of the mold, but it shouldn’t be all of them.. Maybe try it again with using a little less water. The sugar shouldn’t dissolve, just stick together. I hope that will help.
      Have a wonderful remaining week!
      xo’s from Germany,
      Vanessa

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      Sandra
      Sunday January 20th, 2013 at 01:55 AM

      Libbie I’ve made some. My process is a bit different, I made a tutorial in a pdf file (with other two recipes). You can find it here . I make the paste with a little water until it resembles coarse sand, as Vanessa said too much will not work, but I press it tightly and let it set only for a minute, then take them out of the mold it and let it dry. If you want the figure to be more detailed then add a bit of confectioner’s sugar.

      Vanessa, thanks for the tutorial. I like how you made some from brown sugar, they look lovely. Mine were colored and some had a bit of flavoring, they are wonderful for tea (or coffee if you use vanilla or cocoa). Also it’s a good idea to use ice cube trays, I’ll have to experiment with that, there come in so many cute shapes. Nice blog, I’ll keep visiting ;)

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    Susan
    Friday December 7th, 2012 at 08:59 PM

    These are so adorable!! Can you tell me how big each “cube” is? I was trying to order the IKEA trays on eBay, but I think the ones they show are for larger ice-cube sized flowers and hearts. So I’m still working on getting the right molds.

    Thank you!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday December 10th, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      Hey Susan!
      The cubes are about 1 inch in diameter. If you’d like smaller sugar cubes you may want to pick up some chocolate candy molds instead. :)
      I hope this helps!
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    A.L. Designs Jewelry
    Sunday December 16th, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    They look just sooooooooo cute :) I want to make them too!!

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    Melissa
    Saturday December 22nd, 2012 at 03:22 AM

    Cute idea but “carefully remove” from the candy molds isn’t working for me. Any suggestions?

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday December 23rd, 2012 at 12:25 AM

      Hey Melissa!
      I’m so sorry to hear your sugar cubes are not making it out of the molds in one piece..
      The problem might be that they are still to moist. Maybe try it again with a little less water.
      I hope this helps.
      Happy Holidays!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Jacqui Burne
    Sunday December 30th, 2012 at 01:20 PM

    Ilove this idea. Beautiful sugar cubes in an organza gift bag make an awesome gift which costs almost nothing to make.

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    Ann-Marie
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    What a fantastic idea especially using brown and white sugar. I love the fact that I will be able to get all different shapes. Thank you!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday February 20th, 2013 at 09:05 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Ann-Marie! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    mamazerty
    Friday August 23rd, 2013 at 08:31 AM

    une excellente idée, merci

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    Carmen
    Monday September 23rd, 2013 at 03:09 PM

    I am sure you already answer this question, but where did you get the molds. I can’t see,m to find ones that are small enough to make sugar cubes with. This is such an awesome DIY by the way. Thank you for posting it.

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    Amy W
    Monday October 21st, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    do you think these would ship well?

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    J.
    Tuesday November 19th, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    I love it! I’m definitely going to make them with my little cousin. She’s going to have so much fun doing this.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday November 19th, 2013 at 09:03 PM

      I’m happy to hear you love this idea! :)
      Have a great time making your own sugar cubes with your little cousin!
      xo’s from Germany,
      Vanessa

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    ajmh
    Thursday November 21st, 2013 at 07:16 PM

    Great Idea! However I havn’t been able to find any moulds on ebay that are sugar – cube sized – they all seam to be chocolate or icecube sized. A sugar cube over 1cm is a lot of sugar! Any suggestions where I can find tiny moulds? Someone must make them!!
    Thanks

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      ajmh
      Thursday November 21st, 2013 at 07:21 PM

      Sorry I have just tried looking for ‘jello’ moulds and found these which I’m hoping will be small enough!
      Daiso Japan Silicone Mini Chocolate Jello Mold – on ebay or amazon

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        Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
        Saturday November 23rd, 2013 at 01:23 PM

        I’m glad to hear you found what you’re looking for. :)
        Let me know how the ice cubes turned out for you.
        Have a great weekend!
        xo! Vanessa

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    amy
    Sunday December 8th, 2013 at 09:34 PM

    I;m having trouble getting them out of the mold any ideas

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    amy
    Sunday December 8th, 2013 at 09:36 PM

    I am having trouble getting them out of the mold I don’t know what i’m doing wrong

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday December 11th, 2013 at 08:35 PM

      Hey Amy. I am sorry to hear you’re having trouble with getting the sugar cubes out of the mold.
      It best works when you let them thoroughly dry. I hope that helps!
      Vanessa

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    Awnrey
    Monday December 9th, 2013 at 05:52 AM

    We have a Christmas party coming up. I will be making these..

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    Joslyn
    Tuesday December 10th, 2013 at 07:24 PM

    How long do these keep? Could I make it now and give as Christmas gifts?

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday December 11th, 2013 at 08:37 PM

      You can definitely store them up until then!
      Since you’re not adding anything but water, the sugar cubes will still stay good as long as the sugar would.
      I hope that helps. :)
      Have a fantastic week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Gabriella
    Wednesday February 19th, 2014 at 03:42 AM

    What a fantastic idea! I will be featuring it on my blog (homemakinghearts.com) tomorrow and sending folks your way for instructions!

    I would also like to invite you to HomemakingHearts.com on Fridays for a brand new link-up; it would be a delight to have you join us!

    Gabriella

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday February 20th, 2014 at 07:41 PM

      Thank you SO much for your sweet comment, Gabriella! And thank you for featuring my sugar cubes on your blog! :)

      I hope you’re having a fabulous week!
      XO from Germany,
      Vanessa

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    Alma
    Monday June 2nd, 2014 at 07:59 AM

    WHOAAAA! Very nice! I would like to give this cubes fr mother day”

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    Rebecca
    Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Do you have any tips for getting the cubes out smoothly? Mine seem to be stuck in the molds!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday December 7th, 2014 at 08:14 PM

      Hey Rebecca,
      the trick is to not get the sugar mixture too wet and let the cubes dry completely before removing them from the molds.
      I hope that helps. :)
      XO’s from Germany,
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    Wednesday October 21st, 2015 at 06:43 PM

    awesome idea! these are so cool!

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    I will feed sugar cubes to my horses!! now I can give them cute ones ;)

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    Leanna
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    Terrific idea.

    I am going to make some of these and put in pretty jars for gifts.

    I may play around with spices for fall, pumpkin spice, or maple sugar.

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