Preparing your cake or pastry for the Classic Mirror Glacé is more about the technique then the recipe. However, start with my classic Easy Pezzy Chocolate Cake Recipe – CLICK HERE

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After the cake is baked and cooled ( best cooled off in freezer) it’s important to cover it with a rich icing – follow this recipe:

BUTTERCREAM ICING

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 sticks (8 oz / 227 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature 

Pinch of salt 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

1 to 2 tablespoons milk 

Slice the cake into 2 or 4 pieces before adding buttercream icing.

MIRROR GLACÉ RECIPE

2 1/4 teaspoons powdered gelatin

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup 

1 cup good-quality white chocolate disks or chopped white chocolate 

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 

Add food colouring

Method:

• Whisk together the gelatin and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl; set aside to bloom.

• Combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved and clear.

• Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in bloomed gelatin to dissolve. Add the white chocolate and let stand 1 minute to melt. Add condensed milk and combine with an immersion blender until smooth.

• Divide the glaze into bowls and one or two colours if desired. When the glaze is between 75 and 80 degrees F, it is ready to pour.

• See video below on how to pour evenly onto the cake.

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