Is the Mirror Glaze Cake the New Galaxy Cake?

June 11th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Russian cake designer Olga Noskova is practically breaking the internet with these shiny mirror cakes. Her signature high-shine cakes are so flawless you can literally see your reflection in them. They’re blowing up on Instagram and we couldn’t help but ask, is this the new galaxy cake? She certainly puts her own spin on the space-themed cake. It’s out-of-this-world. Go ahead, see for yourself.

I mean, seriously. Have you ever seen anything like it?

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It’s galactic goodness with a high-gloss finish.

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what’s not to love about these mirror cakes?

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now, you can see why it’s called a mirror cake.

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Galaxy cakes have nothing on this sparkling mirror glaze.

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it’s almost too perfect to eat. so shiny…so glossy.

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Northern lights? Nope, just a fabulous galaxy cake.

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Look, the mirror glaze cakes bring peace.

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This mirror cake glaze brings new meaning to the mind blowing beauty that is the galaxy cakes. Plus, it’s equally as impressive on it’s own. The mirror glaze recipe is surprisingly easy to whip up. It’s made from a few simple ingredients, including gelatin, glucose, sugar, water and condensed milk. But the finished look is out of this world.

What do you think, should we make our own mirror glaze recipe? Like, share and comment to let to get our test kitchen to make mirror glaze recipe.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

11 Replies

  1. Joyce B. says:

    These are gorgeous. I don’t know if I’d ever make one, but I’d love to have the recipe for the mirror glaze. I’ll give it to Caitlyn, my resident pastry chef. 🙂

  2. Patti says:

    Would absolutely love a recipe to attempt one of these! They are gorgeous!

  3. Patsy B. says:

    I love these cakes! I would love to get the recipe for the mirror glaze. I do a lot of baking and would like something new to try.

    • Anoosheh says:

      Ingredients: 20 g Gelatin Powder, 120 g Water, 300 g Glucose, 300 g Sugar, 150 g Water, 200 g Sweetened Cond Milk, 300 g Chocolate (White, Milk, Dark or a combination), Food Coloring

      1) Bloom the gelatin in the water;
      2) Boil the glucose, sugar & water;
      3) Remove from heat and add the gelatin;
      4) Add the cond milk;
      5) Pour over chocolate and buerre mix to remove air bubbles;
      Use at 35C/95F.

  4. Colleen Tippie says:

    Those are beautiful. Would love to have the recipie

  5. Ramona says:

    The cakes are lovely and use an old technique that’s now primarily for entremet. If anyone watches the professional chef competitions, one of the events is entremet presentation. The cakes are out of the ordinary for most people because they don’t eat/see entremet on any regular basis.

    Stop by some of the good pastry places in the high end hotels in Las Vegas and you’ll find pieces in the pastry cases, a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complementary flavors and varying textural contrasts often “iced” with a mirror glaze.

  6. Beth says:

    Those are so gorgeous!! Yes, please, give us a recipe for mirror glaze!

  7. Donna says:

    I just saw a tutorial on how to make the mirror glaze. I was hoping someone could answer a couple of questions. Can this be used on any basic cake or do I have to make a cake just like in the tutorial? The cake had a gelatin center with a mousse poured over it then it had to be frozen. Also, all of the ingredients are in grams. How do you measure that or how do you convert it to cups or measuring spoons? Has anyone ever tasted a cake covered in this glaze & if so, how or what does it taste like?

    • Sally says:

      Mirror glaze can be used over buttercream iced cakes also. Im guessing that’s what you mean by ‘basic’ cakes.

      To make this recipe and any recipe that is in grams or ounces please do the recipe justice and make it as directed. Meaning, pick up a kitchen scale and use the right measurements.

  8. Bianca says:

    I just made one of these for my daughter’s birthday. It was beautiful and the recipe is actually pretty easy.

    Be warned–it is the STICKIEST thing I’ve ever made! There was sticky icing all over my counters, my hands, my stove! Luckily it washes up easily but it will be a mess!

    The glaze tastes good, and would be better based on the quality of the white chocolate you use. But it’s hard to cut and never quite “sets.”

    I wouldn’t make it again, but it was fun to do and yielded a really pretty result!

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