I need a cake glaze! Help!
- saticoy Dec 19, 2008 03:52 PM
Calling all experienced bakers! I made a bunch of mini-bundt cakes, and I need a glaze to drizzle over them.
Here's what I don't want: orange or lemon or any kind of fruit glaze- anything that will soak into the cake, chocolate.
Here's what I DO want: a plain white glaze, one that will firm up - so when I drizzle it over the little guys, it will remain and dry in that drizzle pattern. I need to wrap them in saran wrap (I think) so I am hoping for something that will set and not be disturbed.
I am pretty sure powdered sugar is in my future, but after copious searching, I cannot find a recipe that makes me confident. Hounds? Help?
Any and all suggestions appreciated, as always!!!
Powdered sugar and hot water or milk is what you want. It really is that simple.
1C powdered sugar + 1.5-2T warm milk (add in 1t vanilla or other extract if you'd like), whisk together. No fat is necessary, but you can add 1T of melted butter (real butter--not the type tinted with annatto) if you want. Let it cool slightly (1-5 min during the winter) before drizzling onto the cakes.
you could also test the glaze on something cold, like a spoon or small tray/bowl set into the freezer for a few minutes to see how it will set.
I would add a few drops of vanilla and/or almond extract to the glaze, to taste. Also, make sure your cakes are room temperature or chilled before you drizzle, to prevent it soaking in.
It really IS that simple! I used your proportions exactly - starting with 1.5 T of milk, adding a few droplets more to get the consistency I was looking for. Perfect drizzle, perfect set. THANK YOU!