Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY Wednesday: Sugar skulls (but not the Día de los Muertos kind!)

I have decided to create another semi regular type of post on my blog. So far I have Project 52 (photo) Mondays and TGIDN (Thank God It's Dessert Night) Fridays. I have now decided to attempt DIY Wednesdays, I can't promise this will be a weekly thing but I have investigated at a lot of DIY ideas and found quite a few I would like to tackle myself and have even come up with some of my own!

I thought I would start off really easy with a cute DIY idea for custom sugar cubes that was shared on niftythriftythings.com



These are the sugar cubes she made for her post:

Here's what she used:


Granulated white and/or brown sugar
Water
Bowl
Teaspoon
Ice cube tray or candy mold
Food colouring (optional)



How to:
  1. Pour about 1/2 cup of sugar into a bowl.
  2. Use a teaspoon to pour small amounts of water on the sugar, little by little, and mix until it is a paste-like consistency. Make sure the sugar doesn’t melt during this process.
  3. Fill the sugar-water-paste into ice cube trays, about half-way full, and press tight into the mold.
  4. Let dry overnight. (Mine were probably bigger then the hearts she made, overnight did not work for me. It took about 4 days before I finally pulled one out without crumbling it!)
  5. Carefully remove the sugar cube from the ice cube tray.
  6. Enjoy!

Tip: If colouring your sugar cubes; before mixing, add the colour to the water, NOT the sugar.




Since cute little hearts aren't really our thing (as exhibited by our {Ryan's} liquor cabinet):


I decided to go for cute little skulls instead!






These super-sweet cubes can be made in all sorts of shapes and colours (And in my opinion would make a great addition to a tea/coffee themed gift basket) Use your imagination!!







Check out this AWESOME wedding cake decorated using a very similar method.




AMAZING!!!

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