It is always nice to have sugar cubes or sugar sticks for a tea, instead of the usual sugar, but they can be costly. So here is how to make your own :-) and they make lovely gifts too.
You can make them in any form, white or brown sugar, and adding a drop of food colouring to your white sugar you can make beautiful coloured cubes that will matches your theme of your tea party.
What you need:
mini ice cube trays
sugar (1 cup)
a drop of food colouring (optional)
Combine the sugar and the water in a mixing bowl using a fork until its mixed through.
[For every cup of sugar use one tablespoon of water]
Spoon the sugar mixture into the mini ice cube tray
Compress the sugar into the trays using the back of the spoon
Then turn the mold over onto a dry, flat surface and gently tap the the sugar cubes out
Do not touch them, as they will crumble while still moist
Allow them to dry for at least a hour, when dry turn them over and dry for another half hour or so
And voila... ready to put into a packet as a gift or in a bowl for tea time