Vegetarian Mirror glaze aka shiny cakes are the latest trend in the cake world. This pretty vegan mirror cakes are so impressive and yet so easy to master.

Vegetarian Mirror Glaze Recipe aka Shiny Cake Glaze

Vegetarian mirror glaze aka shiny cakes is the latest trend in the cake world. This simple, easy and effortless recipe makes a mirror glaze without gelatin using agar-agar. You can use it to glaze entremets and desserts that are so impressive and yet so easy to master.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: How to make mirror glaze, Mirror Glaze Recipe, vegetarian mirror glaze recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


  • 20 grams Vegetarian gelatin OR
  • 20 grams Agar-agar
  • 170 ml Water
  • 300 ml Glucose or light corn syrup
  • 150 grams Sugar
  • 200 grams Condensed milk
  • 300 grams White chocolate


  • Have all your ingredients ready so you do not leave out anything.
  • Divide the water into two - place vegetarian gelatin or agar-agar in one half and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes to bloom.
  • In a heavy-based saucepan - add glucose, sugar, condensed milk, and remaining water.
  • Let come to a boil over 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 the soaked/bloomed gelatin - Let it melt.
  • If you want to 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.



Serving: 32g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.3g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 21.3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg