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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

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Simple Glaze Icing with Powdered Sugar

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

  • Author: Kelsey Woods
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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 to perfect amount of sweetness and moisture to my pound cake. I’d love to know your favorite recipes to use a glaze icing for.

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