How to make a Mirror Glaze Cake
Mirror glaze aka shiny cakes are the latest trend in the cake world. These pretty mirror cakes are so impressive and yet so easy to master.
Video – Mirror Glaze Cake Recipe
Have you seen the hype about these mirror glaze cakes recently? Wow! It’s got to the latest craze in the cake world. Mirror Glaze aka Shiny Cakes.
There is Russian confectioner on Instagram that has these cakes and they just blow my mind every single time. These have been on my wish list for a while and I really wanted to make one and share the recipe with you too.
This inside of this cake is a Chocolate Mousse Cake with a Chocolate Torte insert. And tomorrow or rather my next post I wanna show you how I made it. Yeey!
This mirror glaze is not my recipe; it’s a recipe I found online. Almost all have the same or similar recipe so not sure which is the original but I found this version on boredpanda – I just tweaked the measurements to suite my needs.
So what’s the mirror glaze made of ?
Well, it’s kinda sweet! It’s has sugar, glucose, condensed milk, gelatin and white chocolate. Having said that; you don’t really use so much on the cake. You still need to make more than you need. But It barely coats the cake in a thin film that really does not make much of a difference to the cake recipe.
For example this was a chocolate mousse cake with chocolate torte insert and almost everybody said they did not taste the glaze much. It’s barely there.
What kind of cake is best suited for mirror glaze?
Ideally you want something that has a smooth finish. If you have a bumpy cake you will see that glaze will coat and show those bumps and dips. So it’s good to either have a smooth frosted cake for best results. And it’s best on frozen cakes because the gelatin sets as soon as it hit the chilled cake.
This one is a Chocolate Mousse cake with a Chocolate Torte Insert. Tomorrow when I share the video with you; you will see the chocolate mousse is fairly smooth and is frozen.
For the glaze
1 tbsp gelatin
1/4 cup water + 1/3 cup water
1/2 cup Glucose
150 grams / 2/3 cup Sugar
100 grams / 4 oz or 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
150 grams or 5 oz – White Chocolate
Have all your ingredients ready so you do not leave out anything
Pour 1/4 cup into the gelatin – let bloom/ soak
In a heavy based sauce pan – add glucose, sugar, condensed milk and remaining water
Let come to a boil on low to medium heat.
Once all the sugar has dissolved – and the mixture has come to a nice slow boil.
Take it off the heat. Let rest for a minute before you add the white chocolate.
The heat in the mixture should be enough to melt the white chocolate.
next add in the soaked/bloomed gelatin – Let it melt
If you want strain the mixture to remove any undissolved gelatin or not melted chocolate.
Divide glaze for a second color if you need.
Color glaze and let come to room temperature
Use glaze as shown in the mirror at room temperature.
Recipe for Mirror Glaze
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- 1 tbsp gelatin
- ¼ cup water + ⅓ cup water
- ½ cup Glucose
- 150 grams / ⅔ cup Sugar
- 100 grams / 4 oz or ½ cup Condensed Milk
- 150 grams or 5 oz - White Chocolate
- Have all your ingredients ready so you do not leave out anything
- Pour ¼ cup into the gelatin - let bloom/ soak
- In a heavy based sauce pan - add glucose, sugar, condensed milk and remaining water
- Let come to a boil on low to medium heat.
- Once all the sugar has dissolved - and the mixture has come to a nice slow boil.
- Take it off the heat. Let rest for a minute before you add the white chocolate.
- The heat in the mixture should be enough to melt the white chocolate.
- next add in the soaked/bloomed gelatin - Let it melt
- If you want strain the mixture to remove any undissolved gelatin or not melted chocolate.
- Divide glaze for a second color if you need.
- Color glaze and let come to room temperature
- Use glaze as shown in the mirror at room temperature.
And here is my Mirror Glazed Cake
Don’t forget to check this blog tomorrow – I will be sharing how I made this chocolate mousse cake with chocolate torte insert and mirror glaze.
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