Every intrepid baker has asked the question: what is the difference between frosting and icing? What about glaze and icing? We’ve broken down the different toppings for your baked goods.
Try it in this moist coffee cake with buttercream
This is the delicious reason why we love carrot and red velvet cakes. The thick, creamy, tangy frosting is made by creaming cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer, then adding sifted icing sugar and vanilla before spreading it onto your cake of choice.
Usually made with icing sugar, milk and vanilla or a flavouring of your choice, it’s generally thinner than frosting but thicker than glaze.
Icings (including ganache) set quickly and harden as they dry, while glazes don’t because they contain less sugar. Drizzle over cakes and other confections.