How to Make Ready Made Frosting Into a Glaze

by Irena Eaves

Store-bought frosting is an ideal time-saver when you're baking a cake or cupcakes on short notice. But ready-made frosting can also be used on a whole host of sweet treats like donuts, cookies and cake pops. Turn that tub of frosting into a glaze thin enough to drizzle or pour over your favorite desserts. You can make this quick glaze in your microwave or on the stove. Make sure you use a creamy-style frosting; whipped frosting becomes far too runny when it is exposed to heat.

Microwave Directions

Step 1

Scoop your desired amount of frosting into a microwave-safe bowl.

Step 2

Microwave the frosting on "High" for 10 seconds.

Step 3

Stir the frosting and check the consistency. If it's still too thick for your liking, continue to microwave for 5-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until it reaches your desired consistency.

Stove Top Instructions

Step 1

Scoop the desired amount of frosting into a small saucepan.

Step 2

Place the saucepan over medium heat.

Step 3

Stir the frosting continuously as it heats until it is thin enough to drizzle.

Items you will need

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Saucepan

About the Author

Irena Eaves began writing professionally in 2005. She has been published on several websites including RedPlum, and Eaves holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University.