The newest, trendiest way to garnish a cake – the mirror glaze! In my step-by-step video tutorial, I’ll show you how you can recreate this amazing finish at home. Find all the ingredients needed below in both grams and standard American measuring cups. This recipe makes a large batch of glaze, perfect for covering a large cake.
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What Cake to Use?
This glaze can be used on most mousse cakes and cheesecakes, as long as the top and sides are smooth and free of bumps and lumps; otherwise, the glaze will not set smoothly. If you want to use this recipe for a regular cake, first cover the cake with a crumb coating of buttercream frosting. Make the frosting as smooth as possible, then refrigerate the cake for a few hours or overnight.
This glaze works best if poured over a chilled cake; it will set faster and not run off the sides. I recommend placing your cheesecake or mousse cake into the freezer for 30 minutes, then pour the glaze over.
How does it taste?
I get lots of questions regarding the TASTE of this glaze. Since it’s made with white chocolate, it tastes like white chocolate jello! It’s not a bad taste and it also won’t compete with the flavor of your cake. This recipe will also work with dark chocolate! Make sure to refrigerate the glazed cake for a few hours for easier cutting.
Enjoyed this mirror glaze decorating tutorial? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- I use this mirror glaze for my ‘No-Bake Grape Cheesecake’ recipe!
- I also love my ‘Chocolate Ganache’ chocolate glaze for cakes and cheesecakes!
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This simple immersion blender will work perfectly for this recipe!
A set of nesting glass mixing bowls is a must for food prep.
These off-set spatulas are perfect for decorating cakes and spreading glaze.