These sugar cubes are a great project for so many reasons! Simple and easy, you’ll end up with a chic collection of tasty sugar cubes that can flavor coffee, tea, or even make a delicately flavored lavender tea. Put them in a china tea cup for when company comes over, and your guests will be blown away by the presentation!
If you have acquired a bottle of our certified organic Angustifolia lavender essential oil, this is an excellent way to put it to use! You’ll want to use Angustifolia essential oil because it’s naturally much more suited for culinary use- it’s sweeter and more floral.
Start with one cup white sugar. Add one or two drops of our certified organic Angustifolia lavender essential oil and one tablespoon of water. Mix with a spoon- the mixture should be crumbly and damp. Press into miniature ice cube trays, (we also found that plastic candy molds or resin molds work well), or use a melon baller to press sugar into half-domes. Let dry- usually this doesn’t take longer than overnight, but the deeper the mold, the longer they’ll need to set. Once dry, keep in an airtight container until ready to use.
Once dry, decorate with Royal Icing. We mixed one egg white with one teaspoon lemon juice, then added two cups powdered sugar and a few drops food coloring, and blended all together. If you’re worried about raw eggs, you can also find Royal Icing recipes using Meringue Powder.
We decorated the lavender sugar cubes with lavender flowers, but had so much fun (and extra icing) that we decorated an entire box of regular sugar cubes for a friend’s tea-themed bridal shower. Lavender Sugar Cubes would be a great addition to events such as birthday parties, teas, luncheons, bridal showers, etc.
Tip: we tried tinting the lavender sugar cubes purple by mixing red and blue food coloring with the sugar mixture. However, they really looked gray once they dried. We’d recommend trying a pre-mixed purple.