Glace (White) Icing

Your basic icing with some flavour variations.

10 mins
Prep Time
Glace (White) Icing

Ingredients

  • ​2 cups Chelsea icing sugar
  • 25g butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence

Method

  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.