Sanding Sugar - Superfine Sugar

Baking By Spectra Updated 3 Mar 2010 , 5:53pm by Spectra

Spectra Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 2:36pm
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I see many of the cookies decorated with this sugar and I was wondering: Is Sanding Sugar and Superfine Sugar the same thing? I was able to find the courser sugar at Michaels, but didn't see any "SuperFine sugar". Is it something different and where would one buy this sugar?

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cookielicious Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 2:44pm
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I found some sanding sugar at Hobby Lobby! They only had white and red, but I think the others were just sold out for now. I would guess that superfine is even finer than sanding sugar, but not really sure...

2SchnauzerLady Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 2:52pm
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Sanding sugar is a coarser grit than superfine - superfine dissolves very quickly since the particles are so fine. Since my local stores only carry small containers of superfine, I make my own by putting regular sugar in the food processor, stopping before it becomes powdered consistency - until it's a fine grit.

leah_s Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:09pm
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Superfine is a smallest crystal of sugar.
Granulated is next.
Sanding sugar is a larger crystal sugar.
Coarse sugar is an even larger crystal..
Sparkling sugar is even larger than that.

Spectra Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 3:25pm
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Thanks everyone for the replies! Very helpful. icon_smile.gif

Spectra Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 5:53pm
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Can you buy the Superfine sugar in different colours?

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