What are pearl sugar and sanding sugar—and where can I buy them?
What are pearl sugar and sanding sugar—and where can I buy them?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

Pearl sugar consists of large opaque white grains that look much like the large-grain salt you often see on pretzels in malls and ballparks. This variety of sugar withstands high heat without melting, so it makes a wonderful garnish for sprinkling on cookies, muffins, and scones before baking.

Sanding sugar’s extra-large crystals also will not melt in the oven, but sanding sugar is clear and sparkly unlike the opaque pearl sugar. Sanding sugar is also available in many colors.

Both varieties can be found in specialty grocery stores, the cake-decorating section of many crafts stores, and at online sources, such as kingarthurflour.com.

Answered by DeborahWagman
Community Answers (3)

Actually it's very hard to find the Belgian Pearl Sugar it must come from Belgium not Sweden or other country...The sugar is extract from beets and after many secret and complicated steps, the sugar has dissolution resitance higher that other sugar. I get mine online and they even give us a Liege waffle recipe to go with. This is the link: http://www.belgianpearlsugar.com
Submitted by absolutlyflawl

Actually it's very hard to find the Belgian Pearl Sugar it must come from Belgium not Sweden or other country...The sugar is extract from beets and after many secret and complicated steps, the sugar has dissolution resitance higher that other sugar. I get mine online and they even give us a Liege waffle recipe to go with. This is the link: http://www.belgianpearlsugar.com
Submitted by absolutlyflawl