It may sound ridiculous but it's true, there really are cakes in existence that are so perfect that even a person with sweetest tooth would question taking a slice out of them, especially if it's the work of Russian confectioner Olga who's mirror glazed cakes really are more artwork that cake.
The secret behind the mirror like glazed finish on each of them lies in the ingredients and the process as shared below by Reddit user SuperDrew124.
Mirror Glaze Recipe:
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
- Bloom the gelatin in the water.
- Boil the glucose, sugar & water.
- Remove from heat and add the gelatin.
- Add the cond milk.
- Pour over chocolate and buerre mix to remove air bubbles.
- Use at 35C/95F
The marbling effect is with different color glazes poured together over the cake.