Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vanilla Gaze



 Vanilla Glaze

1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted

2T milk

1tsp vanilla extract (use clear imitation vanilla if you need a true white glaze)

This makes a glaze with a thin consistency.

This glaze is a bit on the sheer side.  If you want a more opaque look, you have a few options– you can double dip your cupcakes into the glaze, frost a thin coat of buttercream beneath the glaze, or you can follow the thicker, spreadable variation below….

If you prefer a thicker, frosting-like consistency, try this variation….

1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted

1Tablespoon, plus 1 tsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract


  I use a little spatula to spread the glaze, rather than dipping the cupcake.
 thinner consistency glazes–I usually do not level my cupcakes when glazing -(but if you do, you’ll want to make sure that you frost over any holes that you have in your cupcake with buttercream before dipping).  If you do not do this, your glaze will seep down into your cupcake–and the hole will return.

***Also, always cover your bowls of glaze with a damp paper towel when not in use to prevent the sugar from crusting over or crystallizing.

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