Marble mirror glaze recipe

Marble mirror glaze recipe
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:

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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
Food coloring 1 1

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.

Marble mirror glaze recipe 2

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 😉

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30 Responses to “Marble mirror glaze recipe”

  1. Steve Abrahamson July 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    When you added the green color to the smaller cake tops
    what was in the mix besides the green color?
    Please email my answer

    • Anonymous July 12, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

      I would guess that to get a second color for marble design you would reserve a small portion of the main mixture minus the chocolate or coloring, then add color of your choice to that reserve.

    • Anonymous July 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

      Since the color of the glaze is blue, reserve a small portion to which i would add some yellow dye, which will give you green. I am intuiting this as i have not made this glaze but have glazed cakes using other methods and have mixed paint to achieve different colors. Also, the directions do state to put the contrast on immediately so as to maintain the glassy effect.

  2. Anson July 8, 2016 at 5:44 am #

    Hi, when you glaze the two color , is it the same temperature for both? Thanks.

  3. Bethany July 24, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Hi This looks really good, I’m just wondering if you have a lot of left over glaze can you freeze/refrigerate it, to save it for later use?

    • Mico September 13, 2016 at 1:39 am #

      Yes, you can refrigerate it. if you wanna use next day..just reheat again. but don’t stir

  4. Anonymous August 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi. I cannot find corn syrup in Slovenia. What can I use instead of it? Or it has to be corn syrup. Thanks.

    • Carolina Westwood August 11, 2016 at 7:04 am #


      you could order it through my Baking supplies shop and it will be delivered to you in Slovenia! There are some recipes for homemade corn syrup but I never tested them and I don’t know how good is homemade corn syrup!

    • katrina December 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Use Liquid glucose instead!

  5. Ana August 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    I tried your recipe, unfortunately it did not turn out good, the layer is to thin and it is melting, I just did exactly like you said I don’t know what’s wrong. I waited for the glaze to cool down to room temperature,but this is not good. What could possibly go wrong when I follow all the steps?

  6. Teagan R Geneviene August 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi Carolina. This is a gorgeous post.
    I write stories at my blog, but with each episode I try to feature a recipe. I’d love to feature this one and link back to it. Hugs!

    • Carolina Westwood August 29, 2016 at 8:19 am #

      Hi Teagan,
      I will be honored if you feature my recipe 🙂

  7. Annette September 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    Hi there can this glaze be used on fondant icing ?

    • Carolina Westwood September 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

      Yes, you can use it on fondant icing but you don’t really need to bother with fondant because the glaze looks the same with or without fondant icing underneath 😉

      • Annette September 24, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

        Hope you don’t mind me asking do you put this over butter cream then or can it go directly onto the sponge

        • Carolina Westwood September 27, 2016 at 11:49 am #

          Hi Annette!

          You can pour it directly onto the sponge but it’s better to putt a thin buttercream coating before pouring the glaze 😉

  8. Annette September 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    Hi ya did your mirror glaze recipe today would just like to say fantastic came out looking stunning thank you so much for sharing this recipe

    • Carolina Westwood September 27, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      Hi Annette!

      I’m very glad that your glaze turned out great! Share the recipe with your friends 😉

  9. Shashikala October 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi so should we pour white chocolate glaze first and when do we pour the dark choclate?

    • Carolina Westwood October 11, 2016 at 6:40 am #

      If you want to make a marble glaze with white and dark chocolate then yes 😉 First pour the color you want to be the base color and then the other one 😉

  10. Kaylee White October 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    Is the heavy cream supposed to be heated?

    • Carolina Westwood October 11, 2016 at 6:40 am #

      Hi Kaylee,

      you don’t heat the heavy cream!

  11. Anonymous January 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi I have question about the natural glaze use to get leopard print, what is the natural glaze? Is this the no color no flavor gelatin? Please let me know! Thank you so much

    • Carolina Westwood January 2, 2017 at 9:45 am #

      I’ve never tried to make leopard print, but no color gelatin won’t be good, you’ll need to find try to achieve the correct color before pouring!

  12. Anonymous April 5, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    I’m going to try this but I have a couple of questions.
    How do you transfer the cake to cake board? Should it be chilled in refrigerator?
    Thank you

    • Carolina Westwood April 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      The cake always needs to be refrigerated before transfer!

  13. Sally July 17, 2017 at 12:42 am #

    I have a question regarding mirror glazed cakes. I have made my first one and it turned out lovely. What I discovered however, was that it remained a bit sticky with the glaze not ever drying on the outside like a normal butter cream or poured fondant. That’s fine for what the cake was used for, but I have now been asked to do a birthday cake using the mirror glaze, and my question is “can you write on a mirror glaze with decorator icing or royal icing? In looking through all the countless mirror glaze cakes shown online, I could not find one that has any writing on it.

    Have you made any mirror glazed cakes that you were then able to write on? I’m going to bake a cake tomorrow just for my husband and me, and can experiment with the left-over mirror glaze from the cake I just did and delivered, but would love to have any advice, words of wisdom, or suggestions based on your past experiences with this. Thank you for your help!

  14. L.Deaver August 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    problem!How do i keep the mirror glaze from becoming dull looking after it is dry????

  15. Anonymous November 8, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Thanks i have learned something new

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