What is mirror glaze made of?

Mirror glaze is made from sweetened condensed milk, a little chocolate, water and gelatin and sometimes flavorings and colors. Mirror glaze sets because of the gelatin but not hard.

Why is my mirror glaze not shiny?

A very thin layer of mirror glaze may not create a smooth enough surface, with other parts sticking through. If you pour a mirror glaze onto a cake when it is way too hot, a it will be so fluid that most of it runs off again (or worse, melts the layer underneath). That will result in an imperfect shine.

How far in advance can I make a Mirror Glaze Cake?

Yes, you can make it a few days in advance. To store, cover with cling wrap, ensuring the cling wrap is touching the surface of the glaze & refrigerate. Best to keep it in a heat-safe bowl/jug so that, once you’re ready to use it, you can pop it in the microwave to heat it up.

Do you have to frost cake before Mirror Glaze?

The cake needs to be frozen solid

The cake needs to be frozen solid and removed from the freezer just before you pour the warm glaze on. This ensure the glaze solidifies over the cake.

Does Mirror Glaze dry hard?

While the cakes aren’t that hard to make, you’re out of luck if you pour your glaze and don’t like how it looks because the glaze hardens so quickly.

Can you put mirror glaze on ice cream cake?

Yes you can. We usually pour mirror glaze of frozen mousse cakes so it should be fine. You just have to work fast so it doesn’t set while you spread it.