Molded sugar pieces make great decorations for almost any treat. Sugar pieces can be attached to the sides, top, or front to add color and detail. Pre-made sugar pieces can be purchased in a variety of themes at some cake and candy supply stores. Making your own shapes out of sugar is very easy though, and can be done quickly and without spending much money. Follow the steps below to make molded sugar pieces for your next project.
What you will need:
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons water
- clear plastic candy mold
- cake cardboard
- food color (optional)
Step 1: Mix the water and sugar together. If the sugar pieces are to be a solid color, food coloring can be added to the water before adding the sugar. Stir the water and sugar together until mixture is an even consistency or color is blended in.
Step 2: Take the sugar mixture and squeeze it in the palm of your hand. If the mixture keeps the shape of your fist, it is ready to be molded. If the sugar crumbles, add a couple more drops of water, mix, and re-test.
Step 3: Press the sugar into a clean and dry candy mold. Use a spatula to level the top.
Step 4: Place the piece of cardboard over the mold and turn upside down. immediately remove the plastic mold. Let set until edges are dry and hard before moving.
Use the sugar pieces to decorate cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candies, or many other treats!