We are always looking for new ways to decorate cakes and marble mirror glaze is one of the most popular ways in the last few months. When you look at cakes with marble mirror glaze you probably think that there is no way that you can do something like that at home. The truth is that this type of glaze isn’t hard to make. It’s even easier to level it on the cake because it’s liquid and it mostly level itself. In one of my previous recipes How to make chocolate mirror glaze I showed you how easy it is to make professional chocolate mirror glaze and today I will show you how to make marble mirror glaze. So, let’s get started.
Ingredients for marble mirror glaze:
|Gelatin||0.7 oz||20 grams|
|Light corn syrup||1 ¼ cups||300 ml|
|Confectioners sugar||2 ½ cups||300 grams|
|Heavy cream||7 oz||200 grams|
|White chocolate||10.5 oz||300 grams|
|Water||1 ¼ cups||300 ml|
Take 1/3 of the water and dissolve gelatin in it. In the remaining water put light corn syrup and confectioners sugar and put it on low heat until it boils. Don’t use regular granulated sugar because it doesn’t dissolves completely and you will not get a smooth texture on your glaze. Pour dissolved gelatin into the mixture of corn syrup and sugar and stir until it all combines. In another bowl brake the chocolate into small chunks (if you’re using a bar of chocolate) and mix in the heavy cream. If you’re using powdered heavy cream then first make the required amount of heavy cream and then add it to the chocolate, don’t mix the powder with chocolate. Don’t worry, chocolate will not melt now completely until you pour in boiled mixture of corn syrup, sugar and gelatin. When you pour boiled corn syrup, sugar and gelatin over the mixture of chocolate and heavy cream, use your stand mixer and mix on low speed until all the chocolate is dissolved. Then add food color gradually until you get the shade you want. Leave it to rest until room temperature and pour it over the cake like in the video. Use a spatula for fine touches if necessary. Be sure to put something under the cake to catch the extra glaze because otherwise you’ll make a huge mess like I the first time I’ve tried to make this glaze 😉
You probably noticed that the procedure is quite similar like in the recipe for making chocolate mirror glaze. There is no hidden tricks the procedure is very simple. The most important thing is to check out the temperature of the glaze and that you don’t pour it over the cake until it’s 95° F (35° C). You can also play with the colors and mix a two or three colors but then don’t mix it but only stir it by hand to get an effect like in the picture.
For those of you who want to play a little more, you can pour the glaze in one color and then decorating existing glaze with different color glazes. You need to do this immediately until the glaze is still fresh. You can sprinkle it, pour it, apply with spatula etc. Try to play with it, it’s really fun and you can make fantastic things. Check out the video below to see how easy it really is 😉