How to Make Sugar Cubes Stick Together

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How you make sugar cubes stick together depends on your plans for your finished sugar cube creation. If you do not plan to consume the object you make with sugar cubes, use plain white crafting glue to make the cubes stick together. If someone may nibble one or more sugar cubes from the finished object, use thin white icing to stick the cubes together.

Things You'll Need

  • Crafting glue
  • Shallow dish
  • Small paintbrushes (1/4 inch wide)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Small bowl
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • Large spoon

Stick Sugar Cubes Using Glue

  • Squirt a small dollop of crafting glue into the shallow dish.

  • Dip a paintbrush approximately halfway into the glue.

  • Spread the glue onto one edge of a sugar cube.

  • Press a second sugar cube onto the glued edge of the first sugar cube.

  • Dip the paintbrush again into the glue and spread glue onto another edge of one of the glued sugar cubes.

  • Press a third sugar cube onto the glued edge of the sugar cube.

  • Continue gluing sugar cubes in the same fashion. If you are constructing a structure, you may need to allow the glue of a sugar cube foundation to dry before you add higher layers.

Stick Sugar Cubes Using Thin Icing

  • Pour 1 cup of powdered sugar into the small bowl. Add 1 tbsp. of milk to the sugar. Stir the ingredients with a large spoon to combine. Slowly add another 1 tbsp. of milk, stirring as you add the milk. Stop adding milk when the icing is creamy. The consistency of the icing should be about the same as white craft glue.

  • Dip a paintbrush approximately halfway into the icing.

  • Spread the icing onto one edge of a sugar cube.

  • Press a second sugar cube onto the glued edge of the first sugar cube.

  • Allow the icing to harden between the two sugar cubes before you add any more sugar cubes.

  • Glue additional sugar cubes with icing, allowing the icing to harden between each sugar cube before adding more cubes.

References

  • Photo Credit sugar tower image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com
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