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Are there any sources of pearl sugar in Boston? These are the pastille sized nuggets similar in appearance to the large chunks of salt found on soft pretzles.

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  1. You could try

    VERNA'S CAKE DECORATING SUPPLIES
    2346 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140
    617-864-7745
    vernascake@yahoo.com

    http://s94019010.onlinehome.us/

    Their site makes it look possible. I googled this for you so I can't give a personal recommendation.

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    1. re: BostonZest

      I'm sorry to report that Verna's went out of business last Saturday. I'd try Dairy Fresh Candies on Salem Street in the North End. You could also try Sur la Table in the Chestnut Hill Mall. If all else fails, mail order from the Baker's Catalogue.

    2. Just the baking supply but also the doughnuts? That would merit an alert on this Board on a separate topic.

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      1. re: Karl S

        No, the donut shop is staying open.

      2. I've gotten pearl sugar at IKEA, in Stoughton. Since it's so popular on swedish treats!

        Maybe, though I haven't checked, you could check the Danish Pastry Shop in Medford, next to Uma's flowers. (I've not been there, so the name might be a little off)

        1. I think Christina's Spice market in Inman Square carries it.

          1. I've gone the IKEA route as well.

            Please let us know if you find a closer source. Thanks!

            1. Hi, reviving this thread, did any of the suggestions pan out? Is it possible to get pearl sugar in Boston. Found a waffle recipe that I want to try and it requires pearl sugar.

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              1. re: chefboyardee

                bakers supply in malden

              2. If you're planning on making the waffle recipe from today's Food section, the article does say that you can get pearl sugar at Mr. Crepes in Somerville. 2lbs. for $9.

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                1. re: girlygirl

                  It was $3.29 in November at IKEA for 10 oz.

                2. Mr. Crepe in Davis Square carries it. 2-pound bags go for $9

                  1. Is pearl sugar the same as sanding sugar?