Cubes are cuter than packets, but the prettiest way to present sugar is in the shape of flowers.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
2 teaspoons of water
1 cup of sugar
Plastic mold trays (shapes 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide)
Add 2 teaspoons of water to 1 cup of sugar, and combine until it's the consistency of wet sand.
Scrape level with a spatula, then immediately turn out molded shapes onto a parchment-lined tray. Let harden overnight. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a month.