The Entremet Cake Recipe With Mirror Glaze

Learn how to make the entremet cake recipe with mirror glaze and get ready to be fascinated by its glossy coating known as the mirror glaze.

Entremet Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze is a German cake that can be found in bakeries all over Germany. It is a classic cake with a golden yellow color and a shiny top.

The cake has a light texture, a moist taste, and a delicious flavor. It’s not that hard to make and the ingredients are easy to find. It’s also a great cake for parties and celebrations. There are many versions of this cake, but the basic recipe is always the same.

A mirror glaze cake is a variation of the original entermet cake. It has a shiny top, a light texture, and a delicious taste. The only difference between the two is the glaze, which makes it look fancier.

The entremet cake recipe has two different types of flour: one is white flour, and the other is almond flour. White flour is used to make the batter, and almond flour is used to make the glaze. It is important to use the right type of flour.

If you use almond flour in the batter, the cake will be very soft and delicate. If you use white flour, the cake will be very hard and heavy. So, choose the right type of flour according to your taste. The cake also has two types of eggs: one is egg yolk, and the other is egg white.

You will need a few eggs, flour, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder.

Can you mirror glaze cake without frosting?

The Entremet Cake Recipe With Mirror Glaze

Ingredients

  • 150 grams water
  • 350 grams white chocolate
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 200 grams condensed milk
  • 19 grams powdered gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • gel food dye to color
  • Mirror glaze
  • 1 frozen entremet or cake
  • About 1 liter of prepared mirror glaze

Directions

Step 1:  Prepare the insert and freeze it

The insert is extremely important as it adds a diversity of flavors to the center of your mirror glaze.  You can choose any type of insert – single or multiple layers.

You will need to freeze solid the insert before inserting it into the mirror cake later on.  Use a mold that is smaller than the entremet mold.

Step 2:  Prepare the base

The base of your entremet mirror glaze cake can be traditional cakes like  American sponge cake, chiffon, or genoise.  Once you choose your base, slice it thinly because entremets tends to be smaller than frosted cakes.

Step 3:  Prepare and freeze the mousse

Get a mold that will hold the mousse into the shape of your entremet. You can either get a ring mold, stone mold, or two-part mold for both the insert and the mousse.

Put half the mousse in the mold and place the insert into the mousse filling the entremet mold with the rest of the mousse.  Top it with a cake base and freeze it overnight or at least it’s frozen solid.

Metallic molds cause the cake to hold on strongly and you can experience a hard time trying to remove it.  You can use a pastry torch to briefly heat the outside so the cake slides out with ease.

Prepare Your Mirror Glaze

Ingredients

  • 350 grams white chocolate
  • 200 grams condensed milk
  • 19 grams powdered gelatin
  • 150 grams water
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • gel food dye to color

Directions

Step 1

Bloom the gelatin into 1/4 cup of water by whisking it quickly and letting it sit.  Set it aside first as you heat the liquids.

Step 2

Allow the water, condensed milk, and sugar to gently simmer.  Turn off the heat and stir the bloomed gelatin into this mixture.  Once you have stirred it in, pass the mixture through the sieve to remove any gelatin clumps.

Step 3

For about 5 to 10 minutes, pour the sieved mixture over the chocolate until its fully melted. Using an immersion blender, fully submerge into the liquid to avoid bringing in any air bubbles.  Blend this mixture until it’s perfectly smooth.

Step 4

Allow the mirror glaze to cool down to at least 98 degrees F.  Be sure to stir periodically to keep a film from forming at the top.

Step 5

Ensure that the frozen cake has smooth edges.  There should be no holes, rough edges, or bumps. This is because the mirror glaze should have shiny and reflective surfaces and any imperfection will clearly show.

It’s Time To Glaze Your Mirror Glaze Cake

Step 1

The ready glaze should be between 90 and 94 degrees F.  At this point, pour it very carefully without allowing any bubbles since the glaze is viscous and any bubbles formed will not be able to pop on their own unless you manually pop them creating more mess.

Step 2

Place your frozen cake on a glazing rack and smoothen out all imperfections with your hands as gently as you can.

Step 3

Ensure you have some excess glaze before pouring it all out so you don’t get to the end and you run out before covering the cake fully. Remember, once poured you cannot pick it up.  You can save excess glaze and store it in a vacuum-sealed container for future use.

Step 4

Your cake is ready to be served as dessert.  When you slice it open, you will be fascinated by the beautiful layers.

Are mirror glaze cakes good?

Final Thoughts About The Entremet Cake Recipe With Mirror Glaze

As seen above the entremet cake recipe with mirror glaze demands a good amount of work. But if you are willing to get skilled by preparing this cake then by all means go ahead and try it.  Don’t forget to share with us pictures or comments of how your mirror glaze cake turns out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pour mirror glaze directly on cake?

Yes, but only if you are confident in your ability to handle hot liquids and the potential for damage to the cake. The best way to apply mirror glaze is by using a piping bag. This will help to prevent spillage.

Does mirror glaze harden?

No. Mirror glaze is not hardening agent. It is simply a clear or white colouring that you can use to create your own decoration. I am a beginner cake decorator and I want to start with simple designs.

Are mirror glaze cakes good?

Yes! They are delicious and very pretty.

Can you mirror glaze cake without frosting?

Yes, it is fine to do that. I love the idea of a mirror glaze cake. I think it looks pretty, but I would not eat it. It just doesn't look appetizing to me.

Do you glaze a cake hot or cold?

You can do either, glaze when its hot or wait until it cools down.

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