Step 4: Beaded or pearl sugar.
To make the pearl sugar put 300 grams of sugar in to a pot and turn the heat on, add around 2 tablespoons of water and stir the mixture so it crysterlises. The sugar should stick together in lumps, however if you get a smooth mixture turning to caramel add a little more water and try again. The pieces should be moderatly sized with a few smaller and bigger bits like below. The sugar should be slightly tainted golden but not fully caramelised.