M is like Magic!

M is for Mirror Glaze Cake

I love doing this blog because it has given me the courage to try new things. For several years I have said, “Someday, I’ll make a mirror glaze cake,” but if we are being honest, it wasn’t going to happen. I had so many excuses. “It’s expensive.” “It will take forever!” “It’s not going to turn out how I want.” “We don’t need more treats.” You get the picture. But doing this blog has really shown me I can do anything. It just might take some practice. I combined a couple different recipes I found online and this was the final result: 

Mirror Glaze Cake

Bake, frost, and cover a cake in fondant.  – I did two 9 inch rounds, not stacked.

Glaze:

2 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (2 packets)
1/4 water for gelatin
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup water for sugar mixture
2 cups white melting chocolate
food coloring

Make sure fondant-covered cake is completely frozen. Gather all ingredients before starting. Stir together gelatin and 1/4 cup water. Set aside. Combine sugar, sweetened condensed milk and 3/4 cup water in a sauce pan. Heat until just simmering. Remove from heat and add your gelatin mixture. Stir until melted. Add melting chocolate and whisk until smooth. Color as desired. When glaze reaches 90 degrees pour over cake. Make sure there is a pan underneath to catch excess. Refrigerate to set. Pull cake out of fridge about 30 minutes before serving.  

Tips: 

  • Your gelatin mixed with water will look like a hockey puck. It’s weird but it’s correct. 
  • If your cake board is the same size as your cake your life will be easier. Mine was not so I pulled it off to glaze it. It was quite stressful. 
  • Go for it. Don’t be scared. What’s the worst that could happen?
Cake with buttercream
Rolling out the fondant. It had a bit of a marble look but you can’t really tell from the picture. 
Pretty Side
And the ugly side… I think I need to start doing fondant on the table rather than counter so I can see all the way around it. 
Ready for glaze (notice I pulled it off the cake board)
Notice the reflection!
The purple was a bit too hot when I first poured. I was able to scoop some off the pan and pour it back on top. 
You truly could see your reflection.
We didn’t realize until after that there was a piece of fondant showing. Can you see it?

I then held both cake stands for the hour long drive to the party. It felt like an eternity and my hands were so sweaty when we got there! They were a huge hit though. I’m so glad I finally found the courage to try this. 

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