Use any flavor of canned frosting to make a drizzling glaze.

How to Make Drizzle Icing From Frosting in a Can

by Zora Hughes

Drizzling glaze over your freshly baked cookies or a bundt cake is both visually appealing and a tasty topping. While typically made from scratch using powdered sugar, when you don't have all the ingredients on hand to make your own drizzle glaze, scan your pantry for a jar of canned frosting. Popping the frosting in the microwave for a few seconds will make it thin enough to drizzle over any dessert.

Spoon canned frosting into a microwave-safe bowl.

Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for about 10 seconds.

Stir the frosting and continue to heat in 5-second intervals if necessary, until all the icing is melted. Let cool slightly for a minute or so. The frosting should now be a thin glaze you can drizzle onto desserts such as cakes and cookies.

Items you will need

  • Creamy canned frosting
  • Microwave-safe bowl


  • Look for a canned frosting with "creamy" on the label, which is thicker than the whipped style of canned frosting and melts well into a glaze, while the lighter whipped frosting tends to melt into liquid.

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.

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