glaze or icing
Posted: 02 January 2008 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

New to baking and have a quick question on glaze and icing? When looking at a baked product,for instant a bundt cake how do you refer to the topping: is it a glaze or a icing. If its thin coating i would say its a glaze, but seen ones with a thicker glaze which i would consider icing and they refer to it as a glaze too? I thought icing is thicker than glaze, how do you know what term to use?  How do you distinguish between them?


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Posted: 03 January 2008 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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thank you so much for your quick reply and help on this. Being a newbie in baking i just like to get things straight,so when i am talking about something or mentioning to someone else i say the proper wording. Very pleased with this web site ,had been else where and even paid for the site and never got such quick response or reliable help .


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Posted: 10 January 2008 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I was just talking to a baker and now, I am totally confused. Can any one help on this , The baker told me when i asked her if you make icing and thin it out you have a glaze ,her reply was no. Asked her to explain and she said something about icing you cant make a glaze out of, icing has butter ,flavoring etc. and a glaze is just powder sugar and water or milk thing.I said but whats the stuff people put on bundt cakes that recipes say its a glaze and she said i can just tell you what i was told.So i said then am i wrong to think if you have a icing recipe and if i thinned it i would have a glaze,she said they both have different ingr. to make each one different.Any help on this because i always thought if you thin icing out you would have a glaze. If not i need some help with this.

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Posted: 10 January 2008 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Am I half right on the fact if you want a glaze you can thin out your icing to make the glaze?

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Posted: 10 January 2008 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have a recipe that has you make the icing to frost the cake and then it says to glaze with the remaining icing.It says to make glaze take remaining cup of icing and thin. Glaze should be thinner than icing but not runny.
Would like to know if this right before i make this cake?


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Posted: 10 January 2008 06:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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could you use a frosting in a betty crocker tub or ducan hines tub to thin to make a glaze? Has any one else tried this to make a glaze?


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Posted: 11 January 2008 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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MuMu - I would truly recommend you make a homemade glaze instead of using tub frostings. It takes little time or effort to make a good homemade glaze and the flavor is eons better than the commercial stuff (which has an awful chemical taste, imo). You can often fool a lot of people with a well-doctored cake mix, but there is no disguising the taste of canned frosting.

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