A glossy layer atop diverse bakery products is a great way to make a first impression and, more often than not, plays a decisive role in purchasing decisions. It keeps products fresh, and stable, it contributes to their flavor or color. It also helps to enable creativity in decorations and brand products such as cakes, pastries, muffins, donuts, or hybrid creations.
Several solutions can be used to cover baked goods, including glazes, icings, frostings, or fondants. Although some might be called interchangeably, there are quite some differences between them. The needed functionalities and the working of the products are very much dependent on the type of application for which they are used.