Powdered Sugar Icing/Glaze1/3 cup stick margarine or butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2-4 tablespoons water Preparation: Melt margarine in a saucepan. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until smooth and of desired consistency (a thick syrup). Drizzle over cooled cake. (This will glaze one 12-cup bundt cake or a 10-inch angel food cake.)
Skip the royal icing. Skip the pastry bags and the piping tips. Embrace your lazy inner baker. If you covet those glossy, perfectly iced sugar cookies but never felt like your pastry skills were quite on par with doing it yourself, I think I can help. This is the simplest, most straight-forward way to decorate cookies with icing that I know.
Sugar Cookie Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 T. milk, 1 T. light corn syrup, 1 drop lemon juice. (I love this one becaue you don't have to buy that expensive egg white powder) Dries and is stackable. Add extracts for different flavors.