Monday, March 7, 2011

Make Molded Sugar Spring Easter Bonnet




I love Easter and Spring! There are so many pretty things you can make for Easter with the pretty pastel colors.

These little Easter Bonnets are pretty enough to eat! Wait....you can eat these. :) These are made from sugar and you can easily make your own for your spring cakes, cupcakes and party favors. I think these would make beautiful favors for your next tea party!

The recipe is below. The molds you can find in my Whysper Fairy Shop on Etsy

You can use any mold in my shop to make molded sugar! I have over 700 molds to choose from.

Recipe:

2 cups of granulated sugar
3-1/2 teaspoons of water
1/4 teaspoons of meringue powder
Food Coloring or icing color paste
Colored Sprinkles Sugar

Put the sugar and water into a medium sized bowl. Mix well. It should feel like wet sand when you are done. Sprinkle the meringue powder over the wet sugar and then mix that in well. About 1 minute.

Cover your bowl with a wet towel to keep the sugar from drying out too soon.

I make my colored sugar by using color paste for icing/frosting but you can use food coloring. Just a tiny drop will do it.

Or....another way I like to color the sugar is to use colored sprinkles! These give it a different look. (the pink hat above was colored with pink sprinkles) Just put some sprinkles into your sugar mixture and mix it in.

Preheat your oven 200 degrees.

Press your sugar into your molds. Wipe off excess sugar and quickly flip it upside down onto a non stick baking sheet. Try to let the sugar fall out on it's own. Don't squeeze your mold too much or you will distort your piece of sugar. (you can also bake your piece in the mold if you like)

Place your sugared creations in the oven for about 5 minutes. They should be hard and crusty but they will still be sugar and will be delicate.

You can decorate your molded sugar with royal icing and make beautiful Spring Sugar Creations!!

Coming next......Sugar Easter Eggs. I already made the molds for them! So excited about making these. :)

Happy Creating!


13 comments:

  1. How cute! Thanks for following my blog. I am following you back:)

    Laura
    www.agoddessoffrugality.com

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  2. Hello! Cute blog! Following from blog hop. Would love for you to follow me back.

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  3. How darling. My granddaughter would love this. She has just started working with clay and this looks like something that she could work with. I might have to try this with her this summer.
    Thanks so much for posting this. Love your blog.

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  4. Those are so intricate and amazing. You are quite talented I just started a new blog hop called The Middle Matters that will run from Tuesday to Thursday. I would love to have you join. Please link up with me here http://www.makobiscribe.com/2011/03/mid-week-mingle.html


    Thank you,
    Jennifer Medeiros
    Makobi Scribe
    www.makobiscribe.com

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  5. Very cute! Following you from the blog hop! :)

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  6. Thanks for following! I love your molds :) I cannot wait until my daughter can get stuff to put in her dollhouse!

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  7. those look adorable love your blog newest follower from the hop
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  8. Very Cute!!!

    Hello. I am a New Follower from MWBH. Have a great day!!

    Sarah

    http://www.sarahsblogoffun.com/2011/03/take-three-tuesday-blog-hop_07.html

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following along -- following right back!

    ♥cyn♥

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  10. Cute, cute, cute stuff! I look forward to reading more from you! I am your newest follower from the Sunday Strolling blog hop! I hope you'll come over and follow me as well. Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday! :)

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  11. That's super cute!

    Newest follower from The Middle Matters Blog Hop.
    Please stop by my blog and return the follow.
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    Thanks and have an awesome weekend! :)

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