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Festive Sugar Cubes

 Festive Sugar Cubes
The Western theme at our son Scott's wedding to Tammie was carried right down to the sugar cubes! I decorated the cute cubes with icing in the shape of horseshoes, cactus and cowboy hats and boots. Little details like this made their day even "sweeter".
60-80 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Pastry bag or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag
  • Assorted small pastry tips
  • 60 to 80 sugar cubes

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine meringue powder and water. Beat on high
  • speed until well mixed. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until the
  • mixture is fluffy and soft peaks form. Tint icing with food coloring
  • or divide in half and tint each portion.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert
  • pastry tip. Fill bag with icing; pipe each sugar cube with a design.
  • Let sugar cubes dry at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight
  • before storing in airtight containers. Yield: 60-80 servings.
Editor's Note: Meringue powder can be found in cake decorating supply stores or by mail order.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 13 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.