These sugar shapes are one of my all time favourite homemade gifts! You can make them in any shape you like as you can see in these pictures and of course you an even make them different sizes to equate roughly 1 or 2 teaspoons. I love the oohs and aahs they evoke from visitors when I serve them with tea or coffee.
The food colouring here is so minimal, you don’t taste it at all.
Do not refrigerate them, keep them in a dry cool place, where you would normally keep your sugar.
These are also perfect for entertaining the kids once school’s closed for the holidays, give them a cutter each and let them have at it!Print
Sugar shapes for tea and coffee are the perfect homemade Christmas gift or hostess gift.
- 200g (7oz) caster sugar
- Food colouring paste of different colours
- Small cutters of your choice
- Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.
- Put the sugar into a bowl, add 1–2 tablespoons cold water and stir thoroughly until the sugar feels like damp sand, like when you’re making sandcastles.
- Divide the sugar mixture up depending on how many colours you’d like to use.
- Using a toothpick, add a minute amount of colour to each portion of the mix. Combine well.
- Place one colour onto one of the baking sheets and press firmly or use a rolling pin gently to flatten to a thickness of about 1cm.
- Using a small shaped cookie cutter, stamp out shapes. Gently push each sugar shape out of the cutter and onto the second baking sheet. Repeat until you have used up all the different mixtures up.
- Leave to dry overnight. Do not place/store in the fridge.
- Pack in something pretty and label if giving as gifts.
- Serving Size: Lots of sugar shapes!