Mirror cake glaze recipe

Mirror Cake Glaze Recipe

I used Justin Iso's mirror glaze recipe to make the cake I used for the Ocean Wave Mirror Glaze tutorial and it turned out awesome! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mirror glaze
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 3346 kcal
Author Justin Iso



  • 10 oz Granulated Sugar
  • 7 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 5 oz Water
  • 4 tsp Gelatin Powder
  • 2.5 oz Water
  • 7 oz White Chocolate (high quality for best results such as Valrhona)
  • 2 drops White Food Coloring
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  1. Add the sugar and first quantity of water to a medium-sized saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Pour the  second quantity of water into the powdered gelatin and mix with a spoon. Leave to fully absorb for 15 minutes.

  3. Combine white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in large heat proof container

  4. When the sugar and water mixture begins to simmer (do not boil), remove from the heat and add the bloomed gelatin. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved.

  5. Pour the hot liquid on top of the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk and leave to sit for 5 minutes to melt.

  6. Use a whisk or immersion blender to stir the glaze until the chocolate has completely melted.

  7. Add the gel food coloring and stir until well-mixed. Pass the glaze through a fine strainer to remove any lumps. Leave the glaze to cool.

  8. Once the glaze has cooled to 90º F / 37º C, pour it over the frozen cake which is on top of a cup, sitting on a tray or plate with a edge to catch the drips.

  9. Leave the glaze to set for 5 minutes before using a hot knife to remove the drips.

  10. Enjoy your cake right away or refrigerate until serving. Keep in mind that glaze loses it's shine after 24 hours so if you're making this for a client make sure you pour the same day as delivery. 

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Nutrition Facts
Mirror Cake Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3346 Calories from Fat 918
% Daily Value*
Fat 102g157%
Saturated Fat 62g310%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 575mg24%
Potassium 1511mg43%
Carbohydrates 567g189%
Sugar 566g629%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 1122mg112%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.