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Cupcake Glaze

I just saw this great idea in a magazine, and I thought that it would be a great addition to my cupcake recipes site if i just made a few modifications.  The story and recipe instructions are below!!

I was browsing one of my many magazines-I have too many to read them all, and I saw a cake that had a glaze on the bottom and frosting on the top.  I thought "What a great idea, but let's do it in miniature!" 

I made some vanilla cupcakes (my favorite) then removed the paper liners after they had completely cooled.  I prepared the following glaze.


3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons orange juice
4 drops red food coloring

Cupcake Glaze Directions

combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.  Place a wire rack on a baking pan or over wax paper to catch all of the dripping glaze.  Turn all of your cupcakes upside down on the rack so that the bottoms are up.

Spoon the glaze over the bottom of the cupcakes.  I even used the spoon to spread the glaze evenly over the bottoms.  Dry 5 minutes and repeat.

Let the glaze set for at least 15 minutes before turning over to frost the tops of the cupcakes.  I used a white buttercream frosting.  Yummy! These cupcakes with glaze on the bottom were definitely a big hit at my husband's birthday party.