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These Mirror Glazed Cakes Are SO Pretty, They Should Be On A Wall

So shiny, you can see your reflection.

Posted on

23 May 2017

Mirror glaze cakes

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Desserts, especially cakes, happen to be the star attraction at most of the events. And why not, they taste yum and they look great.

All that’s true till you set your eyes on the latest obsession of the dessert world — a drool-worthy marble cake that’s so shiny you can actually see your reflection on its surface. The glossy shine and minimalist designs on these delectable looking desserts are love at first sight.

It all started when pastry artist, Olga Noskova hypnotised the internet with major cake envy. The Russian confectioner’s iconic mirror cakes are reminiscent of precious stones. Overnight, Olga and her cakes went viral, climbing from 34,000 @olganoskovaa Instagram followers to 300,000 in one day.

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What's mirror glaze?

The mirror glaze is an old-school French technique that’s made with gelatin, sugar and water.

It can have many variations to add flavour and colour. The high gloss glaze can be applied to an array of desserts, including cupcakes, cookies and of course cakes. The shiny mixture is applied on a frosted finish as opposed to the unfrosted cake because it would absorb the glaze like a sponge.

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Ogla isn't the only one mastering the art of mirror cakes. Other Insta-inspired bakers have joined the bandwagon too.

Check out some of the most stunning creations below.

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Strawberry love finally has a face and it's gorgeous.

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This tie and dye version of the video is SO satisfying to watch.

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This dark chocolate mousse cake with gold flakes is playing with our appetite.

The edible snake effect