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:
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.