I have a very obsessive personality. I can fixate on one thing for hours and hours, days, even weeks. Lately it’s been galaxy donuts. I could spend hours looking at their delicious, glossy glaze. That mix of blues and purples with sparkly silver…swoon.
I’ve been going down an internet/instagram hole of galaxy things, so much so that every time Mike looks over at what I’m doing, it’s inevitably galaxy related. I wanted to give galaxy glaze a try but didn’t want to make donuts, so I came up with the brilliant idea of glazing some oreo thins.
I thought it would be relatively simple, especially because I googled the heck out of it. But it turns out, even if a website boasts that they know the key to galaxy glaze, they most probably don’t. Most of the sites I ended up on had a picture of the donuts that I wanted to make, but then, at the end of the page, they’d show their pathetic, unattractive and very un-galaxy like donut glazing attempts.
Lesson learned friends: don’t just drop food coloring into a bowl of icing thinking it’ll end up as a gorgeous galaxy. I had quite a few sad oreos before Mike took pity on me and told me he’d figure it out. Mike’s exceptionally good at color theory (he is a designer, after all) and after a quick experiment, we were churning out galaxy oreos like there was no tomorrow.
This galaxy glaze is seriously out of this world fun. Chat soon, I’m going out to buy a bunch of things I can randomly galaxy glaze!
galaxy cookies to go with galaxy hair >_<
How to Make Galaxy Glaze
makes about 1 cup glaze
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1.5-2 tablespoons milk
- gel food coloring of choice*
- edible glitter, if desired
- foods to glaze
Inspired by @h.rebel
This is a standard donut glaze that will glaze just about anything: donuts, cookies, cakes. Like most icing sugar based glazes, it will harden over time. I used Americolor gel colors in navy blue, red red, and maroon. I also used a bit of silver pearl dust for that extra bit of shimmer.
Mix the icing sugar and milk together until smooth. Spoon a bit of icing out into a separate bowl and keep it white. Tint your base with just a bit of food coloring – you want it to be very pale, with just a hint of hue. Mix well. Drop on 2 drops of blue and one drop of red and using a chopstick or skewer, drag the color back and forth in one direction, not quite mixing it together, but creating streaks of color. Dribble some of the white icing back on top. With a smooth swooshing motion, dip your cookie or donut into the surface of the glaze, pulling it along the surface to achieve streaks. Let the excess drip off and place on a plate to let dry. Dust with glitter, if desired. From time to time, add more white icing to the bowl to ensure the galaxy effect.