Trend alert! Mirror Glaze Cakes

Mirror Glaze cakes, the new craze in cake decorating

These stunning cakes are going viral. Why is everyone going crazy over such a simple cake? The flawless mirror finish.

There’s something about the perfectly flawless cake that seems to amaze everyone, and if done right you should be able to see your reflection in the cake.

Would you like to try a mirror glaze cake? We’ve found a basic Chocolate Mirror Glaze recipe for you to have a go with at home!

Chocolate Mirror Glaze



  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine
  • 3.5 ounces (1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon) cold water
  • 3.5 ounces (1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon) heavy cream
  • 5.25 ounces (3/4 cup) white sugar
  • 1.75 ounces (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon) cocoa powder


  1. Pour half the water into a small dish and stir the gelatine into it. Allow it to sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  2. Combine the remaining water, cream and sugar in a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer
  3. Take the pan off the heat and add the gelatine, stirring until it’s fully dissolved
  4. Whisk in the cocoa until the mixture is smooth
  5. Strain the glaze into a glass bowl (metal will affect the taste)
  6. Allow it to cool for five minutes or so, until it’s right about 26° Celcius, before applying
  7. The pre-made glaze can be stored in the refrigerator and re-melted in a double boiler or in the microwave (a few 5-second bursts on high heat) for later use


Did this recipe work for you? Or do you have your own mirror cake glaze recipe that you would like to share? Leave us a comment and let us know!


Recipe courtesy of Joe Pastry 

Chocolate Cake Image found at 


6 thoughts on “Trend alert! Mirror Glaze Cakes

  1. cakealiciouscakes692

    Wow those cakes look amazing! This is a great post, I haven’t seen this type of cake design before. It looks almost unreal.
    I wonder how hard it is to work with the icing to achieve the flawless finish on the cake. I guess the addition of the gelatine changes the icing considerably. There must be some specific utensil involved to apply the icing.
    I’m going to have a look online for some ‘Nailed It’ cake-fail photos to see what happens when amateurs try this out!


  2. xxxx1blog

    Hey Claire, I really like your blog; great to read about new trends and stay ahead of the crowd! Mirror glaze is something I wouldn’t have thought of, so really great to have a fresh, exciting idea to create a point of difference. Beks


  3. allyrose39

    Wow that’s pretty! I’d love to see what the glaze looks like going on, might have to go on a video hunt for it.
    Well done for pointing out that a metal bowl will change the taste of the glaze – I wouldn’t have thought of that and most of the bowls I use for icing are metal so I would definitely have ended up with an odd flavour in there!


  4. cakealiciouscakes4u

    Wow, they are so beautiful! The photos are amazing.

    I’ve never hear of Mirror Glaze cakes before. I thought they were a kind of marbles when I saw the photo in this post. I thought they weren’t edible!

    The recipe sounds easy enough to make it myself. But if I fail, I will buy it from Cakealicious Cakes to taste it! 🙂
    We can buy a Mirror Glaze cake at Cakealicious Cakes, can’t we?



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