Originally Posted by mumu
Is it true this term glacé icing is a hybird... It's icing used as a glaze? I know glaze is a icing but never heard of it as the above. Also, can't remember where I read this but said ..glaze is thinner than icing and glaze is meant to cover whole item . Your thoughts please.
Glace (can't do an acute accent to order) icing can be thick enough to stay on the top of the cake without running down the sides or a bit runnier so it does drip/run down the sides or it can be thin enough to make a transparent glaze on the top of, say, a doughnut.
It all depends on the ratio of liquid to icing (confectioners') sugar. Nothing to do with hybrids.