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 at my shops below.....
All my silicone molds are certified as food safe.
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. :)