Mirror glaze is made from sweetened condensed milk, a little chocolate, water and gelatin and sometimes flavorings and colors. Mirror glaze sets because of the gelatin but not hard. It is pretty sticky stuff.
Mirror cakes are glossy and gorgeous. A thick, shiny glaze is poured over a perfectly white cake, only to harden into a mirror-like reflective smooth shell.
My recipe for a Mirror glaze is quiet easy to do and works wonders. Just follow the instructions as stated and you'll have a perfect, smooth, glossy and ever so shiny Mirror glaze.
If you don't have gelatin, or you don't like working with it, you can substitute it with agar-agar. It works just fine.
Once your Mirror glaze is ready to pour, make sure your cake is well frozen before you pour the glaze over it. And Secondly, make sure to check for your reflection in the mirror of your cake as that's what the name says - Mirror glaze!
1 1/2 Cups | 300g Granulated Sugar
2/3 Cup | 200g Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon | 150 ml Water
2 Tablespoons | 20g Gelatin Powder
1/2 Cup | 125 ml Water
2 Cups | 350g White Chocolate Chips
Gel Food Coloring
Add the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and water to a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
Pour the water into the powdered gelatin and mix with a spoon. Leave to swell for a few minutes.
When the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and water begins to simmer remove from the heat and add the swelled gelatin. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved.
Pour the hot liquid on top of the chocolate chips and leave to sit for 5 minutes to melt. Use a whisk to stir the glaze until the chocolate has completely melted.
Add the gel food coloring and stir until well mixed.
Leave the glaze to cool.
Once the glaze has cooled to 37C | 90F pour it over the frozen cake which is on top of a cup sitting on a tray to catch the drips.
Leave the glaze to set for 15 minutes before using a spatula to remove the drips. Transfer the cake to the fridge to set for a few hours before serving.
If you try this recipe, don't forget to share your experience with me.