What Is a Basic Recipe for Glaze Icing?

What Is a Basic Recipe for Glaze Icing?

What Is a Basic Recipe for Glaze Icing?

Glaze icing is made by gradually combining confectioners' sugar with water, corn syrup and vanilla extract. The mixture is then mixed vigorously at a high speed until it reaches a slick and glossy texture.

Basic Glaze Icing Recipe

Glaze icing can be used on cakes and cookies. This basic recipe, which yields 5 cups of glaze icing, can be adapted to purpose by adding various colorings.

Prep Time: 3 min.

Ready In: 7 min.


  • 3 lbs., confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tbsp., light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp., pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring of choice
  1. Start mixing the ingredients
  2. Place the confectioners' sugar into an electric mixer. Slowly stirring the sugar with the electric mixer's paddle attachment, gradually pour in the water, corn syrup and pure vanilla extract.

  3. Mix until glossy
  4. When the mixture has reached a moist, paste-like consistency, increase the mixing speed to high for 2 minutes. The basic glaze icing is ready when it has attained an even, glossy appearance. The icing can then be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature or colored.

  5. Add coloring
  6. If colored glaze icing is preferred, varying quantities of food coloring can be added to achieve different results. For light blue, add 2-3 drops of blue food coloring. For deep yellow, add 4-5 drops of yellow food coloring. For purple, add 4 drops of red food coloring and 5 drops of blue food coloring. Other colors can be created by experimenting in a similar way.