How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars

One of my friends told me about a sugar CRAFT that she did with her son that he really enjoyed.

They made sugar cubes in DIFFERENT shapes like hearts, stars, circles e.t.c.

It’s a great way to TEACH kids about various colors and shapes.

I asked her for the recipe so that I can do this FUN activity with my wee one too 🙂

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

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

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But, the whole process turned out to be wayyyy 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.

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Clean-up was a NIGHTMARE! :S

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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To make sugar hearts and sugar stars, you will need the following ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp water
Gel coloring
Small plastic bowls
Spoons
Small heart cutters (or any cutter of your choice)

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Add sugar and water in a small bowl and mix everything until you have a rough,chunky mixture.
Divide the sugar mixture into separate small bowls and add different gel colorings into each bowl.

Note:
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.

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Step 2:
Mix the color thoroughly into the sugar mixture with a spoon.

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Step 3:
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.

Note:
I used a toddler food tray since it already has small compartments that are perfect for this activity.

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Step 4:
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.

Notes:
– 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.

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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.

I just keep them in a cabinet.

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

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

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How to Make Sugar Hearts and Sugar Stars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz
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!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • Gel coloring

Instructions

  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 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 99g 33%
Sugars 99g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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Pink velvet cake

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Heart cookies decorated with glace icing 

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Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

16 Comments

  1. Lana Alexander

    January 10, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    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

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 11, 2015 at 12:24 am

      It’s so nice to hear you are enjoying my blog and tutorials. If you ever need any help or have any questions, feel free to send me an email or leave a message 🙂

  2. Lana Alexander

    January 11, 2015 at 12:07 am

    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!!
    Lana

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 11, 2015 at 12:28 am

      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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