Glace (White) Icing

Your basic icing with some flavour variations.

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Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: Makes ⅔ cup
  • ​2 cups icing sugar

    25g butter, softened

    2 Tbsp hot water

    ¼ tsp vanilla essence

  • 1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the butter and enough water to bring the icing to a spreadable consistency then mix in the vanilla.

    VARIATIONS

    Chocolate Icing

    • Sift 2 tablespoons cocoa with the icing sugar. Add extra water if necessary.

    Coffee Icing

    • Dissolve 2 teaspoons instant coffee in 1 tablespoon hot water and mix into the icing sugar.

    Lemon Icing

    • Replace the vanilla with 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest and replace the water with lemon juice. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring if you wish.

    Orange Icing

    • Replace the vanilla with 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest and replace the water with orange juice. Add a few drops of yellow and red food colouring if you wish.

    Peppermint Icing

    • Replace the vanilla with ¼ teaspoon peppermint essence and add a drop of green food colouring if you wish. 

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