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Old 01-05-2010, 08:46 AM
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Teardrop Glace Icing - Simple Recipe

This is the most simple of all the sugar icings. Quick and easy to make, with only two main ingredients, it's very forgiving. It can be coloured with simple Food Colourings and can be flavoured as you wish. It takes around 30 minutes to dry depending on the consistency of your mixture, and does not dry rock hard. It is simple to use and is excellent for drizzling, icing and decorating your cupcakes. It is also ideal for Children to use in the kitchen when they are helping you decorate your cupcakes

Ingredients
- 100g (4oz) icing sugar - sieved
- 15ml spoon (1tbsp) water
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Method
Mix the sieved icing sugar with water in a bowl. Beat until smooth, add colour and flavouring as required. The icing consistency needs to be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. If it's too thin add a little more sieved icing sugar, if it's too thick add a few more drops of water. Remember to do it little by little.

Variations
Orange/Lemon Glaze Icing
Replace the water with Orange or Lemon Juice or undiluted squash for a strong flavour. For something a little more subtle try substituting only half of the water with juice.

Chocolate Glaze Icing
Sieve 2 x 5ml spoons (2 tsp) of cocoa powder with the icing sugar before mixing with the water.

Coffee
Replace the water with strong black coffee.
For something more subtle ... try making a mocha icing using part chocolate and part coffee.

Decorate
A popular design with Glace Icing is Feather Icing. It normally involves 2 simple colours of icing, usually using white as the base colour. Simply cover the cake in the white Glace Icing and then quickly pipe lines or the complimenting coloured Glace Icing at even intervals over the cake.

Using a cocktail stick draw backwards and forwards through the icing across the lines to create the feather affect.

Remember to let us know your thoughts and ideas on this icing!
Have you tried this icing? Is it one of your favourites? Do you have any design suggestions? Do you have any advice when making this icing?

Your comments and opinions will be greatly appreciated by all forum members
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