Easter is this coming weekend and I wanted to make a show stopper of a dessert! I decided on a mousse cake enrobed in a shiny mirror glaze.
Mirror glaze is the hot new cake trend right now in the cake world. Every time I open Pinterest or Instagram, my feeds are inundated with these gorgeous glossy cakes. I could scroll for hours. They’re so mesmerizing to look at with all the vibrant colors and designs. I’m sure you’ve seen them by now!
They look so clean, so sophisticated, so flawless, and a little too gorgeous to eat (almost…I’ve personally never had that problem), but i’m here to let you know you can make this beautiful shiny glaze and make an unforgettable dessert. It’s pretty simple actually. You don’t have to be a master cake decorator or pastry chef! Just a bit of patience (or a lot) will suffice.
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First things first, you need a super smooth surface to glaze. Make your favorite cake and ice it to perfection, or the easiest way to achieve a nice smooth finish would be to make a mousse cake. I would recommend using a silicon mold. They’re so easy to fill and remove you cakes. No hassle, and they come in thousands of shapes and sizes. Anyway, make your mousse, fill your mold and freeze until firm. Pop out of the mold and you’ll have that nice smooth surface you’re after. Just know that most every little bump or imperfection will show up after glazing. Place into the refrigerator until you’re ready to glaze.
This weekend I’ve made a chocolate mousse shaped egg for dessert. I’m so excited to share it with my family! They’re going to love it. However, you may make whatever shape or cake you want for any occasion! I made my easy chocolate mousse, placed a bit of chocolate cake in the middle for some more texture, and put it into the freezer until firm. I inverted onto a cutout cardboard and placed back into the refrigerator until I was ready to glaze.
To make the mirror glaze, you’ll need a few ingredients: water, gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and white chocolate. First, take half of your water and whisk your gelatin into it. Set aside. In a medium sauce pot add the other half of the water, sweetened condensed milk and the sugar. Bring to a simmer and immediately turn off the heat. All at once, add the bloomed gelatin into the sauce pot and whisk until completely dissolved. Once smooth, add white chocolate chips. Let them sit awhile to warm up and melt a bit before stirring. Finally, whisk until smooth and glossy.
Color the mirror glaze as desired. Make one color or many. I decided to make pink, yellow and blue. Now you’re ready to glaze!
Take your cake out of the refrigerator, put onto a cooling rack with a sheet pan underneath to catch the excess glaze. Make sure the glaze has cooled a bit, to about 95 degrees Fahrenheit before pouring onto the cake. It’ll be a bit more viscous and won’t be too hot and melt the cake.
For my cake, I started with pink and then striped with yellow and blue. Make sure to work fairly quickly for it will firm up rather fast. Then the colors won’t “bleed” together properly, but just set on top of each other.
Decorate! I decided to emblish with some pink fondant flowers, buttercream border and bit of edible glitter. Show off your gorgeous work of art. Eat and enjoy!
It seems daunting, but I assure you, it’s really not that hard. To simply put it, make mousse, put into mold, freeze, un-mold, make mirror glaze and glaze it gorgeous!
Let me know how your mirror dessert turns out!
Super shiny, glossy glaze for cakes and pastries.
- 3/4 Oz. Gelatin unflavored powder 3 packets
- 10 Oz. Water
- 7 Oz. Sweetened condensed milk
- 10 Oz. Granulated sugar
- 11 Oz. White chocolate chips
1. Add gelatin to half of the water (5oz.) and let it bloom fit about five minutes.
2. In a pot, add rest of the water (5 oz.), sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and immediately turn off heat.
3. Add bloomed gelatin all at once and whisk until melted into sugar completely.
4. Lastly, add white chocolate chips into pot. Let them sit a moment, then stir until glaze is completely smooth and shiny.
5. Color as desired and glaze your cakes! Enjoy.
How do you like your eggs? Um…in a cake!
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