Some time ago, Doug came across a photo of some adorable skull-shaped sugar cubes being sold on Etsy. When he electronically expressed his delight, I immediately replied “We can totally make those.” And then we did.
Simply mix 1/4 cup of sugar with 1/4 tsp of water, vanilla extract or another flavored liquid until is ressembles wet sand. Press carefully into your mold of choice and allow to dry for 8 hours to 2 days (if your place is as humid as ours, lean towards the 2 day mark!). Carefully pop out of the mold and enjoy in your beverage of choice!
We used a plastic mold intended for halloween chocolates or candies, but almost any mold will work. I suspect a silicone mold would make removal of the “cubes” even easier. Once they’re out of the mold. store them in an airtight container for up to 2 years. They would make a really cute gift, party favor, or a great addition to a macabre-themed party!
The vanilla extract gave our skulls a nice aged bone look, while the ones we made with water had that new skull gleam. I’m still working on reducing my sugar intake, but Doug has been enjoying these in his morning coffee. Nothing starts off the day like a sweet little skull!