How to Make Shamrock Sugar Cubes

Have you ever searched the web and came across something you couldn’t stop thinking about? The other day I was bored (aka avoiding work) and decided to look at different brands of sugar. I have always been the type of person that sticks to the brands I like without experimenting. Well, I came across a site on how to make sugar cubes.

How to make Shamrock Sugar Cubes

I found the recipe on the Imperial Sugar website and I immediately thought of using this idea for Christmas, but I could not wait that long. These are so simple and a perfect food craft for kids. I can see them adding a spoonful of sugar to each shape and pressing it down with their little fingers. I may need to borrow some kids to help me make them.

Supplies for Shamrock Sugar Cubes:

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Pure Vanilla Extract or flavor of your choice
Candy Mold
AmeriColor Gel


Mix all the ingredients together and press the sugar very tightly into the candy mold. Gently remove the excesses sugar.
Let the sugar cubes dry for 30 minutes before you try to remove them from the tray.


Then, carefully pop then out onto a platter or a wire rack and let them dry for an additional hour or two. If some break, it is ok. Just add a drop or so of water and put them back into the mold. There are so many different shapes of molds available that the possibilities are endless.

Make-Your-Own-Shamrock-Sugar Cubes

I can’t wait to make little bunnies and flowers for Easter. They’ll make cute cupcake toppers and great decorations for cakes. I use them in my tea and it makes me feel special.

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How to Make Shamrock Sugar Cubes

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  • 1 1/2 cups Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1 - 2 drops food coloring


  • Place the sugar in a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the water, extract and food coloring. Mix until all the sugar is the same color.
  • If the sugar is dry, add a little water until it feels and looks like wet sand.
  • Press the sugar mixture into the candy mold. Press tightly and remove the excess.
  • Let the cubes dry for about 30 minutes in place then, transfer them to a platter or wire rack and let dry for a few hours.

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