Bulk Sanding Sugar

bulk sanding sugar

Bulk sanding sugar is the baker’s ideal decorating add-on because of the large, sparkling crystals that do not dissolve in heat. Often confused with coarse sugar, sanding sugar is larger yet smoother in texture, commonly colored for added effect.

Bulk Sanding Sugar Forms

At Indiana Sugars, we sell sanding and specialty sanding sugar.

Sanding & Specialty Sanding

Except when boiled, our sanding sugar is a large, crystalized sugar that does not dissolve when subject to heat. Due to its reflective nature, it is often called “decorating sugar” as bulk sanding sugar adds an attractive shimmer to batches of baked goods.

How is Sanding Sugar Made?

Sanding sugar is made from dried sugar syrup. The remaining residue is screened and, often, colored to a desired hue. Learn more about our selection of bulk colored sanding sugar here!

Sanding Sugar vs Sparkling Sugar: What is the Difference?

There are minimal differences between sanding sugar and sparkling sugar. However, to a professional baker, using the correct option is crucial. Sanding sugar is often utilized to garnish detailed or decorated baked goods and candies, while sparkling sugar adds a shimmery finish when tossed on top of any product.

Why Choose Indiana Sugars?

  • Our bulk sanding sugar is completely pure, clear, and large-grained.
  • Our colored sanding sugar adds a sparkle or shimmery effect when sprinkled on candies (gum and jelly goods), cookies, pies, pastries, turnovers, etc.
  • In boiled syrups and boiled-type icings, our sanding sugar dissolves uniformly, with minimal foaming or discoloring.
  • Our sanding sugar is produced to order; we have the capacity to react to short lead times.

Available Sizes

We provide three primary sizes of plain sanding sugar: 25 LB box, 50 LB box, or 100 LB box. Please select your desired size below:

25 lb box
50 lb box
100 lb box