Add a touch of sparkle to your baked goods and beverages with our selection of high-quality crystal sugars.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are crystal sugars?

    • Crystal sugars, often referred to as coarse or decorating sugars, are large-grain sugars that do not dissolve easily. They are primarily used for decorating baked goods and confectioneries.
  • How do crystal sugars differ from regular granulated sugars?

    • Crystal sugars have larger, coarser grains than regular granulated sugar. While regular sugar dissolves easily and is often used as a sweetener, crystal sugars are more resistant to dissolving, making them perfect for decorative purposes on baked goods.
  • Are crystal sugars suitable for all types of baked goods?

    • Yes, they can be used on a variety of baked goods such as cookies, muffins, cakes, and pastries. They add a crunchy texture and a sparkling appearance, making baked items more visually appealing.
  • Do crystal sugars affect the flavor of my baked products?

    • While crystal sugars add a sweet crunch, their primary purpose is decorative. They will not alter the underlying flavor profile of your baked goods significantly.
  • Are there different colors of crystal sugars available?

    • Absolutely! Baker's Authority offers a range of colored crystal sugars to match different themes and occasions. This allows bakers to add both taste and aesthetic appeal to their creations.
  • How should I store crystal sugars to ensure longevity?

    • Store your crystal sugars in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Make sure they are kept in an airtight container to prevent moisture from affecting their texture.
  • Can crystal sugars be used as a direct substitute for granulated sugar in recipes?

    • No. Due to their coarse nature, crystal sugars are not recommended as a direct substitute for granulated sugar in recipes. However, they can be used alongside granulated sugar to add texture and visual appeal.
  • Are there any special considerations or tips when using crystal sugars on my baked goods?

    • For best results, sprinkle crystal sugars on your baked goods just before baking. This ensures they adhere well to the surface and do not sink into the batter or dough. For items like cookies, it's also a good idea to press them lightly into the dough to ensure they stick.