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Glace Icing
5Prep Time
10Fairy Cakes

Glace Icing Recipe

Quick and easy

105 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About our glace icing recipe:

This easy glace icing recipe creates smooth, glossy glace icing that's rich and spreadable, making it the very best topping for biscuits, sponge cakes and finger buns.

This quick and easy icing for biscuits and cookies  also sets with a subtle, smooth sheen, making it an ideal edible ‘glue’ for decorating your baking creations.

We love using Silver Spoon Icing Sugar for a glossy, lump-free glace icing recipe that works every time. Using just water and icing sugar, this simple cupcake icing recipe is perfect for drizzling on cupcakes or dolloping on sprinkle sponge cake.

Which bakes can I decorate with glace icing?

Glace icing is a simple way to add decoration to your bakes - it’s usually drizzled over cakes, cookies, and pastries to add a sweet, shiny coating. It also works beautifully on cinnamon rolls, scones, fruit tarts, and even doughnuts. Glace icing can also be used to decorate gingerbread houses or to create intricate designs on sugar cookies.

What can I use icing sugar for apart from icing?

Icing sugar, also known as powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar, is a versatile ingredient used for sweetening and decorating bakes. However, it has several other uses:

  • Sweetening: Sift icing sugar over cakes, cookies, and doughnuts for a sweet dusting and a professional-looking finish.
  • Decorating: Use icing sugar to make royal icing for decorating cookies, cakes, and gingerbread houses. Mix it with egg whites and flavourings for a smooth, pipeable icing that hardens when dry.
  • Thickening: Use icing sugar to thicken fruit fillings for pies and tarts. You can also sprinkle freshly-cut fruits, such as berries, with icing sugar to soak up any moisture.
5Prep Time
10Fairy Cakes

Fluffy sponge deserves delicious decoration

Bake with Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon Icing Sugar


  1. Step 1:

    Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add a tiny amount of the warm water, then stir. Keep adding drops of the water gradually and stirring in between until the icing becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  2. Step 2:

    If necessary, add more water (a drop at a time) to make the icing runnier. If the icing becomes too watery, add an additional spoonful of  icing sugar to thicken the mixture.


    • 125g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 15ml Warm water


  • Bowl

Nutritional Information

per 13g
  • 49cal Energy
  • 0g Fat
  • 0g of which Saturates
  • 12g Carbohydrates
  • 12g of which Sugars
  • 0g Protein
  • 0g Salt

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