Today I am sharing a really fun project. It involves playing with sugar and creating really adorable little hearts. Who’s in?
Tiny Sugar Hearts.
Now I am not a really crafty person who can create adorable treats but these little tiny hearts are so irresistible and so cute, I just had to make them. Besides, I have two little Princesses who were squeeling with delight when I showed them this project.
It’s super easy and to really convince you – I made a photo tutorial.
Let’s start with gathering our ingredients: 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, pink ( or desired color ) gel food coloring, 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of water ( that somehow didn’t make it into the photo frame ) and a tiny heart fondant cutter. The original idea uses egg white but water works just fine.
I got this edible petal dust on a whim while perusing the baking supply store.
I decided to add it to the sugar so my little hearts will have a little bit of sparkle. However, you can totally skip this step.
After mixing the petal dust in with the sugar, add a drop of pink gel food coloring.
Mix it all in as best as you can. Next, add a teaspoon of water and mix with a spoon.
It will start to come together and the color will intensify. You don’t want to add more than another 1/2 teaspoon of water. We are not trying to melt the sugar but create a paste-like consistency.
Next, transfer the colored sugar onto Silpat or parchment paper. Gently pat it down with your fingers or use a rolling pin.
Slightly push the heart cutter into sugar and pull out. The sugar heart should be inside your heart cutter.
This will helps us to transfer the sugar heart onto a surface where it will dry. At this point the heart is very fragile and will easily break.
Gently tap the heart cutter against the surface to help the heart to come out.
Voila! You made sugar hearts!
If some of them are not super perfect, you can fix them with a toothpick. Just remember to be careful so your hearts won’t crumble apart. Let them dry for at least 2 hours. They will harden up.
See!I told ya it was easy!
Now you have your own sugar hearts to decorate your Valentine’s Day treats, pack in little treat bags and giveaway or place on top of a romantic note for your loved one. Or better yet, place on top of the milk froth on your morning cup of coffee and present to your loved one. Now that’s a good start to a day!
Have a fabulous and sweet day!