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How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars

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Learn how to make sugar hearts and sugar stars or any other shape you like with just 3 basic ingredients! Beautiful and sparkly! Any color is possible!

One of my friends showed me how to make sugar hearts and said that it was a  great way to TEACH kids about various colors and shapes.

The kiddo and I had so much fun with this sugar craft.

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They were very EASY to make and you just need THREE basic household ingredients:

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  1. Sugar
  2. Water
  3. Food coloring!

We made sugar HEARTS and sugar STARS but you can make different shapes, using any cutter of you like!

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The whole process turned out to be way more MESSIER than I expected… maybe coz I had a little helper.

There was sugar EVERYWHERE… on the counter, tables, chairs, all over the floor… God! lol.

Clean-up was a NIGHTMARE!

But, baby Cakewhiz was having such a GOOD time that I decided to suck it up and NOT freak out…lol.

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You can use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes or drop a few little pieces in your daily cup of coffee or tea.

I think giving someone a box of these sugar hearts and stars would make a beautiful homemade gift.

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these sugar hearts, you may also like some of these other “heart themed” posts…

Homemade jumbo heart sprinkles

Pink velvet cake

Heart cookies decorated with glace icing 

How to Make Sugar Hearts-Step By Step Instructions


How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Learn how to make sugar hearts and sugar stars or any other shape you like with just 3 basic ingredients! Beautiful and sparkly! Any color is possible!
Servings: 6 Sugar hearts
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • ½ cup Sugar Granulated
  • 1 tsp Water
  • Gel coloring


  1. Add sugar and water in a small bowl and mix everything until you have a rough,chunky mixture.
  2. Divide the sugar mixture into separate small bowls and add different gel colorings into each bowl.
  3. Mix the color thoroughly into the sugar mixture with a spoon.
  4. Spread the sugar mixture on a cookie tray. Use your hands to really push down the mixture tightly. Then, press your small cutters into this mixture.
  5. Now, remove the cutter from the mixture and gently place it on a sheet of wax paper. Tap the cutter lightly and the sugar piece will just come out.
  6. Let the pieces dry overnight on the sheet of wax paper or until they harden. Once they are hard, you can store them in a plastic container away from moisture, humidity and sunlight. 

Recipe Notes

  • Depending on where you live and your weather conditions, you might need to add more or less water. I usually start off with 1 tsp water and use a dropper to add 1 drop of water at a time, until I end up with a chunky mixture.
  • I used a toddler food tray since it already has small compartments that are perfect for this activity.
  • These sugar pieces are very fragile when they come out of the cutter. So, don’t try to move them or else they will break.
  • You can also make rainbow sugar pieces by mixing different colors of sugars in one section of the toddler tray. Use your hands to pack the sugar together tightly and then use the cutters to cut out pieces.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Sugar 99g110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

16 comments on “How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars”

  1. OMGosh so cute! I am so glad I ran across this pin on Pinterest, I’m trying to learn the “how to’s” on fondant, cake pops & cake decorating, your tutorials are great & I have pinned them all, thanks for sharing

  2. So Sorry I hit the post button to soon, duh! Anyways I have subscribed to your blogs, I luved the pages i have read so far! cant wait to get’em ! I do have a question, on making your fondant does it matter if your marshmallows are stale or should they be fresh? Also do you have a tutorial on decorating & covering a cake with fondant? Thanks for your help & sharing!!

    • I made fondant once with stale marshmallows and it was a disaster. Stale marshmallows are harder than fresh marshmallows. They take longer to melt and don’t melt properly at all. You end up with little pieces of unmelted marshmallow chunks. So, when you make fondant with that chunky melted marshmallows, your fondant also ends up having little bits and pieces in them. It’s not smooth and horrible to work with. I really don’t recommend using stale marshmallows.

      I am about to do a tutorial for covering a cake with marshmallow fondant coz I have been getting so many requests for it. The posting will probably go live early next month 🙂

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