Elegant Sugar Cubes for Tea-Time

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

It is so easy to transform plain old sugar cubes into something beautiful. These look so pretty on the table for a tea or other special occasion. Even the kids can help! Time is approximate - depends on how elaborate you want to make these.


  1. Mix the confectioners sugar and water.
  2. Add 1 or 2 drops of food coloring to tint the frosting the color you desire. You can use red for roses, blue for forget-me-nots, green for leaves - or whatever colors or designs you want!).
  3. Scoop some of the icing into a decorating bag, fitted with the tip of your choice.
  4. Make tiny flowers and leaves on your sugar cubes, or create your own designs.


Most Helpful

What a cute recipe! I've never tried making icing flowers before so my results are a bit short of professional but as I practiced my flowers improved. I had to add a bit more hot water to the confectioner's sugar to get it to a consistency where it could be squeezed through the decorating bag (must be because the air is very dry in the house). The first time I added 1 more tsp which was way too much. The second time I added half a tsp which was much better but I think it was still a bit too much as my flowers had less definition than I would have liked. This would certainly be lovely to serve at a shower or elegant party. Made for February: Afternoon Tea and Light Suppers: The BIG Tea-Party

Dreamer in Ontario February 25, 2010

Super fun, and easy way to "dress-up" your sugar cubes for the holidays, special parties ( think baby showers or bridal showers, etc) or just make a nice tea-time. I enjoyed making these and plan to make them again for my DD's sweet 16 - she wants high tea with scones at the beach with friends and these will be a "sweet" accompaniment. **Made for August 2008 Aussie Tag**

Mommy Diva August 22, 2008

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