Mirror glaze cake have taken the internet by storm, and I decided it was about time that I try making one!! Although the traditional mirror glaze recipe involves more ingredients and additional equipment, this easy, 5 ingredient recipe makes the technique way more approachable.
Mirror Glaze Recipe
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300 grams)
3/4 cup water, room temp (178 grams)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (200 grams)
2 cups miniature white chocolate chip (350 grams)
2 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (18 grams), bloomed in 1/4 cup of additional water
gel food coloring
Begin by mixing the gelatin in a bowl with 1/4 cup of water. Set aside to let it bloom while you begin the glaze.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of water, and 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk in a heat proof bowl.
Heat for 1 minute on high power in the microwave.
Remove the mixture, and stir to incorporate the ingredients. Pour in the bloomed gelatin, and stir until it’s fully dissolved.
Melt the white chocolate chips in microwave by heating it in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Once the white chocolate is fully melted, pour the chocolate into the warm gelatin mixture.
Carefully whisk mixture until fully combined.
Continue to stir occasionally (to prevent a skin from forming), until the glaze has reached 90 degrees, or is just slightly warm to the touch.
Divide the glaze evenly between four bowls. Color them different shades using gel food coloring. To create this galaxy mirror glaze, color them blue, purple, black, and pink.
Pour each color of glaze back into one large bowl, alternating colors and drizzling the colors together as you pour them.
Place a chilled buttercream cake (in the freezer at least 20 minutes, or the fridge for 1 hour) on top of a circular object smaller than the cake board, and set this on top of large baking sheet to catch the run-off glaze.
Begin pouring the glaze onto the center of the cake, then slowly work out to the edges of the cake in a circular motion until the cake is fully covered.
Let the glaze continue to drip for about 10 minutes, then scrape away excess glaze from the bottom of the cake board using a small offset spatula.
One batch of this mirror glaze makes about 4 cups, which is more than enough glaze to cover one, eight inch layer cake.
If you plan to eat the cake within a few hours after pouring the glaze, leave it out at room temp.
If you pour the glaze in advance, store the cake in the fridge. Remove the cake from the fridge a couple hours before you plan to cut into it.
Make this mirror glaze ahead of time or save leftovers! Once it’s made, wrap the bowl with plastic wrap store in the fridge for up to a week.
To use chilled glaze, heat the bowl in to the microwave for 15-20 second intervals until it reaches the right consistency
Use leftover glaze to top cupcakes, cookies, or even ice cream!