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Glace Frosting

This Glace Frosting really is very quick and easy to make. It is a very basic frosting that can be adapted to suit just about any type of cupcake.

You can add either colors, flavors or both to help you achieve the taste and "look" you are after.

Glace icing must be the quickest frosting to make. It hardens slightly on setting and is perfect for when you only want a little frosting to complement a cupcake. It is not really a "feature frosting" like ganache or buttercream.

I love cupcakes topped with this simple cupcake frosting and finished with a cherry. They are cupcakes that always look so simple yet elegant.


  • 2 cups confectioners (icing) sugar
  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


  • Sift the confectioners sugar into a bowl and add the butter and hot water.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Spread the frosting over the cupcakes.


Chocolate: Sift one tablespoon cocoa powder into icing sugar.

Vanilla: Replace boiling water with milk and add a couple of drops of vanilla essence.

Lemon or Orange:Replace boiling water with lemon/orange juice.

Passionfruit: Replace boiling water with passionfruit pulp and 1 tspn lemon juice.

Coffee: Dissolve one teaspoon of instant coffee granules into the boiling water.

Mocha: Sift 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder into icing sugar and dissolve one teaspoon of instant coffee granules into the boiling water.

Colored frosting: Add food coloring to basic recipe to achieve your desired result.

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