Sanding Sugar

Decorating By Zamode Updated 11 Jul 2010 , 12:30am by TracyLH

Zamode Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 10:26pm
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I just recieved my first bag today, been wanting to try it for awhile. Anyone have any issues using it with glacé? Just make it a bit thicker perhaps?

What I wanted to ask is, can I take regular granulated sugar or the Christmas green & red sugars and throw them in the processor for the same look/effect as sanding sugar?

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JanH Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:10pm
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Originally Posted by Zamode

What I wanted to ask is, can I take regular granulated sugar or the Christmas green & red sugars and throw them in the processor for the same look/effect as sanding sugar?




Here's the process used to make sanding sugar:

http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/pages/sandingsugar

Sanding sugar crystals are larger than regular granulated sugar crystals in order to reflect light and look sparkly.... so no, that won't work. icon_sad.gif

How to make your own sanding sugar using large crystal organic sugar:

http://bakingbites.com/2007/12/how-to-make-your-own-colored-sugars/

Dusting sugar has a very fine crystal, so you might be able to whip that up in your blender/food processor. icon_smile.gif (Of course, too much processing and you'll wind up with powdered sugar! Or is that what dusting sugar is?)

Wilton pink dusting sugar:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=AF4BCB5E-1E0B-C910-EA463B3A26B13365&fid=A638163C-1E0B-C910-EAA9106FE70C0F02

HTH

Zamode Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:58am
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Thanks very much Jan! Helpful links! thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 4:48am
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You're very welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:56pm
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That's awesome Jan! Thanks!!

JanH Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 8:21pm
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Always glad to help cylstrial. icon_biggrin.gif

(And always learn something new, myself.) icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

TracyLH Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 12:30am
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Thanks, Jan! I just came across this. I had not tried it with the coarser sugar, so that was great to see. Thanks for sharing it! icon_smile.gif

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