How to Make Glaze Icing.

This classic how to make glaze icing recipe is a staple in our home and a simple one you should know how to make along with a handful of other frostings. This simple glaze icing recipe is filled with powdered sugar and is a great frosting alternative and perfect for cinnamon rolls, pound cake, sugar cookies and more!

How to Make Glaze Icing

You can never go wrong with a good glaze frosting. Be it on doughnuts or a cake, a simple glaze icing adds just the right amount of sweetness to make anyone a “dessert person.” I love when it’s liquid-like but also when it has hardened to a thin, crispy shell to coat.

ingredients for glaze icing

Glaze icing is honestly the easiest dessert topping to make. It only calls for a few ingredients and just takes a few stirs to get it perfectly.

I always remember my mom making this in the mornings to ice her homemade cinnamon rolls, my favorite! With just powdered sugar and a few other things you have the perfect topping for cookies, cakes, donuts and more.

powdered sugar and milk

How to make glaze icing

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Simple Glaze Icing with Powdered Sugar

  • Author: Kelsey Woods


This simple glaze icing recipe with powdered sugar is the perfect sweet treat to top a classic pound cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, be sure to remove any lumps
  • 1/2 cup milk (you may not end up using all of it)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


How to Make Glaze Icing

  1. Fill a small mixing bowl with the sugar.
  2. Slowly stir in the milk, just a little at a time.
  3. Add in vanilla, and more milk as needed.
  4.  Stir until mixture is a smooth, pourable glaze.

ingredients to make powdered sugar glaze

Glaze Icing and Sour Cream Pound Cake | Heirloomed

Glaze icing can also be so easily adapted with flavors for whatever you are pairing it with. Add lemon zest for a little more tart flavor or cinnamon to top waffles or donuts for an extra flavor.

Glaze icing recipe

I recently made this glaze to top a Sour Cream Pound Cake I was making ( a must try!). It added the perfect amount of sweetness and moisture to my pound cake. I’d love to know your favorite recipes to use a glaze icing for.


heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of “keeping heirlooms around for another generation.” Our blog features stories about my favorite made-from-scratch recipes, creating traditions with your familyfarmhouse home decor, effortless entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, tips on gardening creating a timeless capsule wardrobe, and small town + historic travel. Our product designs feature a collection of “goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy” with an array of apronstable linenshand-poured candles and keepsake gifts. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com

I’m an old soul based in Atlanta, GA and mom of 3 with a deep love of all things from the past with a story to tell, on a mission to keep heirlooms around for another generation - whether it be a tradition, splattered family recipe, or historic home.

Join our Newsletter

Join our Newsletter

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Leave a Comment