Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sugar Shapes for Tea

Making sugar shapes for tea parties is a simple process. Pretty flower, heart, or star shapes can be made from the recipe below:

Sugar Shapes

1 cup sugar
2 tsp. water

Combine until it is the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Pack the mixture into plastic molds with shapes no more than 1 - 1 1/2 inches across. Allow to dry overnight. Remove from mold and use to sweeten tea.

For variety: use unbleached sugar, such as Florida Crystals, for a vintage, old-fashioned look. Or add a drop of food coloring to the mixture to make colored sugar shapes.

Plastic molds can be purchased at kitchen supply stores.

Store sugar shapes in a dry, cool place for up to one month. Use an airtight container so sugar shapes don't absorb moisture or smells.

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