Make Your Own Cake Glaze: 3 Ingredients and Instructions

How to make cake glaze yourself

You only need three ingredients for a cake glaze: a tablespoon of potato starch or cornstarch, two tablespoons of sugar, and 250 ml of water.

  1. Put the potato starch and sugar in a small bowl and mix the two ingredients with a tablespoon of water.
  2. Bring the remaining water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Then add the potato starch and sugar mixture to the boiling water and stir constantly.
  4. Boil everything for half a minute. But always make sure that no lumps form. So keep stirring constantly.
  5. Allow the frosting to cool for half a minute and then spread it over the cake.

How to vary the homemade cake glaze

You can vary your cake glaze as you wish.

  • To get a clear, translucent frosting, use potato or cornstarch.
  • If you don’t have potato starch on hand, you can use cornstarch. However, the cake glaze with this ingredient becomes cloudy.
  • If you want a red frosting, simply replace the water with red juice. Red grape or cherry juice, for example, is suitable for this. Raspberry syrup is also a good alternative.
  • With pureed fruit in the right color, you give your cake glaze a fresh color and aroma. If you don’t have any fruit to puree, take a spoonful of jam, such as apricot jam, and boil it up with the other ingredients.
  • If you want a transparent frosting but want a fruity note, replace the water with white grape juice, for example.
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Written by John Myers

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