Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sugar Mold Saturday

Carolee from Autumn Mom - Patches of Godlight had recently made some sugar molds. Well, I have seen these sugar molds everywhere and I of course wanted to try my hand at them. I asked Carolee how to go about making them and it seemed quite simple so I tried my hand at it today. I was at Wal-Mart today and noticed that they had some mini fluted pans on clearance and I thought they would be perfect for my sugar molds. So, I put them in the cart and grabbed some cheesecloth and I was on my way. I coffee stained my cheesecloth and put it into the oven and while I was waiting for it to dry I started my molds. The recipe is very easy and now they are in the process of drying. I have to allow them to dry for 48 hours and then brush them lightly with my coffee water and let them dry for another 24 hours and then they should be complete. The stained cheesecloth will look perfect with my sugar molds once they are complete. Here is a picture of my cheesecloth that I stained and my sugar molds are right below. I like the fluted pan molds, but I also like the tall slender ones as well. Believe it or not..... I used my son's sippy cup to make the tall slender molds. So, do you have a favorite over the other? Let me know your thoughts because I would love to know. Just in case you are interested, the sugar mold recipe is below.

Sugar Mold Recipe
You take white sugar and brown sugar in a 4:1 ratio (4 cups of white, 1 cups of brown or some variation of that) and mix them together well with a fork. Next you take a 1/4 cup of cool water and put about 1 Tbsp. of instant coffee in it. Then with your finger tips you dip and sprinkle a little of the water mixture into the sugar mixture and with a fork work the water in well. Keep adding more water until you when you squeeze a handful of the mixture and open your hand it stays nicely formed. Generally it only take three or four sprinkles. Next put the sugar into a form of some kind. A tall glass works nicely. Press it in firmly. Invert and tap lightly to remove the sugar mold onto a plate. Put the plate somewhere out of the way and leave it for 48 hours. After it is well harden, take a paintbrush and brush the outside of the sugar mold with the left over coffee water, if you want that darken, grungy appearance. Paint as little coffee stain on as necessary to get the look you want but not enough to soak the mold. Let it dry again for 24 hours and your are good to go. For the taller molds, wrapping it in coffee stained cheese cloth makes the molds look more authentic

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Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love them and honestly I can't chose which one I like better:)

I'm so going to try this... I've always wanted one and I did see them at the Rusty Angel. Be sure and post a pic when you put the cheese cloth on them:0 Great job!

primitive basketcase said...

I had planned on making those today, too, cuz I saw it on her blog. Well, I got cleaning my craft room and I'm still not done. I love how yours turned out. Can't wait to see them all done. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Love them...and I can't wait to see them with the cheese cloth. I've never made these before, but it does sound very easy. Think I might have to try it.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

You done good! Don't you just love them? Yypically they were made in cone shapes because it was easy to break a little piece off the top to use and the base is wrapped in something to stablize it. Mine is wrapped with a wool scrap, twine and some sweet annie.

kathy said...

They look great Lisa, I like both of the shapes you made. I made the tall ones myself, but Carolee gave me two of the molded ones...they look so neat with the cheesecloth and I like Linda's idea of using the wool scrap. Great job....blessings, kathy
p.s. for Valentine's I made two heart shaped ones too, they are soooo cute....

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I have made some before, but this sounds easier than what i did! I think i will give this try, yours look great, I love them both ways!

A Hole in the Basket Primitives - Ann said...

Very neat. My BF made some before Christmas and gave me one. The sugar molds are just so prim. Thanks for sharing the instructions in case I might want to try my hand at it. ~Ann

Kath said...

You done good girl!! I love those! Thanks for sharing, I may have to try this once I get all my other UFP's finished :) HA-who am I kiddin'...I will never get ALL my UFP's done...cuz I keep starting new's a vicious cycle (but I love it)!

Have a wonderful weekend, Lisa.


CozyCoops Corner said...

Those look great and thanks so much for sharing how to make them. I will have to try it sometime soon.Have a great weekend Lisa !

Karen said...

I love both of them -
I have both kinds one is used as a Sugar Cone and just the bottom is wrapped with a bit of the cheesecloth and tied with grungy string and then the other ones are like a Pantry Cake....they are just sitting in a clump of cheesecloth, like it had been wrapped and tied but now sitting there untied with it showing...try that, it really looks nice.

Great recipe...thanks

~Judy~ said...

I've never seen these before but I love them! I WILL be making these.
Thanks for the recipe. I really love reading your blog and seeing what you get in the Amish country.


Stellar Creations said...

Wow, those look great. Thank you sooo much for sharing how to make them. I will definitely give them a try. Have a great Sunday!


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Thanks bunch for sharing that recipe! I would love to make some for the shop!
Yours turned out great!

lakebrat said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I'm going to follow your blog cause I'm enjoying it tremendously. I want to comment on everything. I just love it. You are really inspiring me to work harder and make more things.