WATCH: How to Make a Mirror Glaze for Cakes

Make a mirror cake glaze that is shining, shimmering, and splendid!



Have you ever seen one of those fancy-looking, super shiny, too-pretty-eat mousse cakes in your favorite hotel buffet, patisserie, or bakery? You can make your own homemade mousse cakes look just like them! This glaze is called a mirror glaze for it’s smooth, shiny effect—and brought to you by the Filipino pastry chef behind Workshop, Le Petit Souffle, and Scout’s Honor, Miko Aspiras!




6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons glucose

1/3 cup water

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon condensed milk

¾ cup white chocolate couverture, chopped




1  In a sauce pot under low heat, simmer glucose, water, and condensed milk. Once it all comes together, take it off the heat immediately. Do not let the mixture boil.


2  Place white chocolate in a bowl, pour in hot liquid mix, and stir until chocolate is completely dissolved.


3  Pass the mixture through a sieve or strainer.


4  Place a quarter of the mixture into a separate bowl and set aside. Use pink gel food coloring to color the rest of the glaze. Keep the glaze’s temperature at 37 to 40°C.


5  Place your frozen cake on a wire rick over a baking tray. Pour the pink glaze onto the frozen cake, covering the top and sides of the cake. Pour the white glaze over the pink glaze to create a marbled effect.


6 Let the excess glaze drip, and place the cake inside the chiller to let the glaze set.


Chef Miko’s mirror glazing tips for success:


1  Make sure the cake or mousse is totally frozen solid before glazing.


2  The ideal temperature of the glaze is 37- 40°C, or a tad hotter than your body temperature.


3  Let the excess glaze drip, then place the cake inside the chiller to set the glaze and for the frozen cake to thaw out at least 2 hours before serving.


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