DIY Spooky Sugar Cube Skulls

DIY spooky sugar cubes are an easy and inexpensive way to make a fun, customized gift in any color, flavor, and shape you desire! Customize the shapes & colors to suit any holiday.

One of the most frequently requested tutorials I get asked about, is how to make DIY spooky sugar cube skulls.

There’s tons of tutorials that exist on how to make them, but I’ve decided to share my flavored, brightly-colored twist on how to make them.

These DIY spooky sugar cube skulls are SO easy to make, it’s hard to even call this a recipe! But with the upcoming holidays, these make fantastic gifts while packaged up in a mug with some coffee or tea. These DIY sugar cubes come together easily with just regular granulated sugar, water, gel food coloring, and (optional) flavoring extract. Simply mix in the gel food coloring with sugar, and use a spray bottle to add in your water and flavoring (if using). Press into molds, let dry, and finish by baking, and you have an easy and inexpensive gift!

These sugar cube skulls make a memorable addition to your coffee, tea, lemonade, or cocktails, and can be customized to suit any theme.

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DIY Spooky Sugar Cube Skulls



    • 1/4 C granulated sugar
    • 1/4 t water
    • 1/4 t flavoring extract

    Other Supplies

    • Small spray bottle
    • Gel food coloring
    • Plastic molds
    • Baking sheet



    Place the 1/4 C. of granulated sugar in a bowl. Add a small amount of gel food coloring and use a spoon to mix until combined.


    Mix together your water and flavoring extract, and gradually add into the sugar mixture. I like to use a spray bottle for this step, to control how much liquid I am adding. You want to add just enough water so the sugar begins to stick together; think of the consistency of wet sand.

    If you add too much liquid, simply add in a bit more sugar to reach the right consistency.


    Firmly press the mixture into your molds. Small, shallow molds work best.

    Allow to dry in the molds for a couple of hours, and then invert onto a baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Bake for about 15 minutes. This will help to further dry-out the sugar cubes, and harden them. Cool, and then store in an air-tight container until ready to serve.

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