or taking a shot at mirror glazing (for the first time)
For a few days now I scour the internet for inspiration concerning a sweet table for a wedding. Bamm! I come across this more or less new baking trend – a mirror glaze. You don’t know what it is? It’s a special glaze which turns every cake into a flawless ly shining and mirroring piece of art. What beauties! I definitely need a few of those for my next project. But I have to practice a lot and therefore I present these fancy dome cakes to you.
Under their pale green coating is a heavenly
caloric delicious mascarpone cream with a layer of cupcakes. Pure heaven! I almost feel like being on cloud nine. Hmmm…maybe I should stop daydreaming. I still have a story to tell about my mirror glazing flops and fails.
Just kidding. The glaze wasn’t problematic at all, I just wasn’t satisfied with the final colour of my glaze. But let me start from the beginning:
There are myriads of mirror glaze recipes out there and I have chosen the one from Torten & mehr. A simple recipe which nonetheless needs all of your attention. It all went well until I poured the glaze over my fancy cakes. The hitherto poisonous green glaze transformed into a pale green one.
Maybe “transform” isn’tthe right word, the mirror glaze just isn’t well covering, especially when getting into contact with a white cream layer. But there are a few things that might do the trick next time:
- The glaze must be at the right temperature (95F | 35°C). This way the glaze won’t be too runny and it’s opacity might be better. So, next time I definitely need a digital thermometer.
- You can also apply more than one layer of glaze. Just put the glazed cake into the fridge and glaze it again after a few minutes. If your mixture gets too gooey warm it up.
- And with a dash of white food colouring you can improve the opacity as well.
Phew! That’s enough babble for today. Start dazzling your family with this easy recipe for fancy dome cakes:
With this in mind,
Have a dazzling day on cloud nine.