Sugars Decorative sugars typically come in two sizes - sanding sugar, coarse sugar, Both of these sugars are larger in size than refined white sugar. They consist of sugar and food coloring. Sanding sugar is fine sized but is slightly larger than basic white sugarbut not as large as coarse sugar. Due to their larger size, they can be baked in the oven without melting. They come is several colors and you can also create your own colors by adding gel food colors. .