I got the idea here: scrapbook
Definitely the perfect thing for a high tea! They are sooo much cuter than having a little bowl of sugar on the table.
Chocolate molds are perfect to set these sugars, ice cube trays would work as well. Make sure your molds aren’t to big though, nobody wants 3 teaspoons of sugar in there cup of tea – well maybe some do.
I just made these ones plane sugar with a teeny tiny bit of red food dye but next time I might add a flavoured essence, then they’ll just be like lollies!
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp water
1/8 tsp flavoring (optional)
Plastic candy molds (shallower is better)
Place the sugar in a bowl, and add the water. Stir until all of the sugar is moistened.
If you want to add coloring and flavoring, add just a tiny bit of color and flavoring, and stir everything together. If the color is not dark enough, continue to add a small amount and stir it in a bit at a time—it’s better to be cautious than to add too much and have a color that’s too dark. By the end, the sugar should have the texture of wet sand and clump together when you squeeze it in your palm. If it seems too dry, add a small spoonful of water at a time until you get a workable texture.
Use a spoon to heap the sugar into the mold’s cavities and then firmly press it down into the mold. Make sure that you compact it well so that it holds together and takes the form of the mold well.
Remove any excess wet sugar from the tops of the molds.
For the best results, the sugar should dry completely before being removed. You can let it sit out at room temperature, where it might take anywhere from an hour to overnight for the sugar to be set enough to remove—it depends on the consistency of the sugar you started with, the humidity, and the depth and size of the molds.
Note: I highly suggest leaving it over night to harden up, better safe than sorry. Also make sure you aren’t adding to much liquid, if you’re adding flavouring than do 3/4 Tbsp water and 1/4 Tbsp flavouring, else they will take forever to harden.