Glace Icing Tutorial

Glace Icing recipe that will cover approximately 12 cupcakes.



180 grams / 6.5 oz Icing Sugar

5-6 Teaspoons of Warm Water

Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, add two teaspoons of warm water to the icing sugar and mix using a spoon.

Add the remaining warm water in stages (teaspoons at a time) until the icing sugar has turned into smooth, thick icing that will coat the back of a spoon.

When covering your cupcakes blob a spoon full of the glace icing in the middle of your cupcake and rotate the cupcake in your hand using a circular motion to allow the liquid to slide and cover the surface of the cake using gravity.

If you try and spread the icing or drag it using a spoon or knife you may find crumbs in it which may ruin your effect.

To add a pattern use tubes of writing icing to insert the colour into the glace icing while it is still wet.

Then drag a cocktail stick/toothpick in a downwards motion to make a pattern.

For best results use immediately to cover your cupcakes, however, you can wrap your bowl with clingfilm and use within an hour.

Leave icing to set for about 25-30 mins.

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