Marble Glaze – Homemade Shiny Mirror Glaze recipe

Marble Glaze – Homemade Shiny Mirror Glaze recipe

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Marble Glaze – Homemade Shiny Mirror Glaze recipe is a stunning technique to decorate mousse cakes, entremets, and pastries.

What Is Mirror Glaze Cake?

Mirror cake glaze is a shiny cake made by pouring a delicious chocolate sugar glaze that has gelatin in it over a chilled cake or entremet. You can use a variety of colors and shaped molds to make the frozen cake to get that super reflective surface which is how the cake got its name.

Marble Glaze - Homemade Mirror Glaze


What Is Mirror Glaze Made Of?

Chocolate Mirror glaze is made from sugar, cocoa, a little chocolate, water and gelatin and sometimes flavorings . Mirror glaze sets because of the gelatin but not hard. It is pretty sticky stuff.

Mirror glaze has a nice taste. It’s sweet but not too sweet and the flavors meld well with the cake and fillings. It might look a little strange putting gelatin on the cake but it tastes delicious!

Tips to make Glaze

Temperature! When you are making a mirror glaze, the temperature of the glaze makes a huge difference. A few degrees too hot and you will have a liquid mess, but too cold and your glaze will be too stiff to pour. You need to make sure you keep a close eye on the temperature and when you warm the cake, I usually warm for 15 seconds and check and then warm it again if required. The perfect pouring temperature for me is 28-30°C – but use your judgment, if you can see it is too thick, use the microwave to give it a 5s burst then give it another stir.


My other glaze recipes:

Neutral Glaze

Easy shinny Chocolate Mirror Glaze using Powder Gelatin 

2 Ingredients Mirror Glaze


Marble Glaze - Homemade Shiny Mirror Glaze recipe

Messy but worth it – Pouring a mirror glaze is a messy job there is no doubt about it. But a great tip is to place cling wrap. on your table and then put the mirror cake on top of a wire for cooling. That way the drips will fall through the wire rack and onto the cling film which you can lift up and throw away with no mess! Else you can use little at once, just the way I did!

Ingredients to make Marble Glaze – Homemade Shiny Mirror Glaze recipe

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