For today’s project, I will show you a quick and easy way to raise the cuteness factor to new levels at your next brunch by turning plain old sugar into sweet daisies. Here is how to make them:

Pour 2 cups of plain sugar into a bowl:

Add water a tablespoon at a time and stir until the mixture resembles wet sand:

Dump the sugar sand onto your work surface and flatten it out with the palm of your hand. Press down firmly to compact the sand into a semi-solid mass:

Using a tiny daisy-shaped cookie cutter (I found mine in a bento deco kit at the dollar store in Japantown), press down into the sugar:

You’ll notice that the sugar mass tends to crack around the shape you’re cutting into it. To get the maximum number of daisies out without having to reshape the sugar mass, cut shapes all the way around and then work your way in towards the center.

Transfer your daisies to a baking sheet as you go:

Continue until you’ve used all your sugar:

Place the sugars in a warm oven (200 degrees F) for 10 minutes. This will help them set and solidify.

One last step, pipe a tiny dot of royal icing and you’re done!