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Butter Glaze

Make the glaze just before you are ready to ice the cooled cupcakes.

  • yield: Makes enough for 10 cupcakes


  • 2 3/4 sticks (11 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 pounds (10 1/2 cups) confectioners' sugar, sifted


  1. Step 1

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in milk.

  2. Step 2

    Whisk together butter mixture and the sugar in a large bowl until icing is opaque and thickened but still pourable, 4 to 5 minutes. Use immediately.

Martha Stewart Kids, Summer 2005