How do you make lemon glaze from scratch?

Steps to Make It
  1. Gather the ingredients. The Spruce.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Test the consistency by dripping the glaze from a spoon.
  3. Whisk in lemon juice or lemon extract.
  4. Brush or drizzle the lemon glaze on a warm or cooled cake.

Do you glaze a cake hot or cold?


Make sure that the glaze is the right temperature (about 92 degrees F) and consistency before you begin to pour it. If it’s too cool, warm it up slightly over hot water.

How do you glaze a bundt cake?

Hold bowl (or pitcher or pan) with icing over the center of one side of the cake. Begin pouring with one hand while slowly turning the plate or cake stand with the other hand. Anytime you want the icing to cascade down the sides of the cake, just slow down a bit, then continue going around the cake (see video above).