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How to Make Homemade Water Based Glaze - Recipe

How to Make Homemade Water Based Glaze - By happystove.com
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In this article is described an easy and quick way to obtain a delicious homemade Water Based Glaze to top cakes and cookies. This recipe is the base for lemon, chocolate, coffee, and orange flavored glazes.


  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes


  • Powdered Sugar

    3/4 cup
  • Water

    1 1/2 tbsps
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Cooking Directions:

FLAVORS: Water based Glaze is base for many different topping glazes. Substitute water with lemon juice to prepare a delicious lemon glaze, orange juice for an orange glaze, coffee for a coffee flavored glaze. Substitute some sugar with powdered cocoa for a chocolate flavored glaze.

COLORS: You may use food coloring to obtain the perfect glaze match for your cake.

In a small bowl add to the confectioner sugar 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of water. Mix well to obtain an homogeneous and creamy glaze.

Adjust with water if too thick or add some sugar if too liquid.


This water based glaze can be poured on top of cakes and cookies. Help yourself with a spatula, a cooking brush or a tablespoon to uniformly spread the glaze.

Water based glaze usually requires up to a few hours to harden.

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