Should a mirror glazed cake be refrigerated?
Yes, you can make it a few days in advance. To store, cover with cling wrap, ensuring the cling wrap is touching the surface of the glaze & refrigerate. Best to keep it in a heat-safe bowl/jug so that, once you're ready to use it, you can pop it in the microwave to heat it up.
What is mirror glaze made of?
Mirror glaze is made from sweetened condensed milk, a little chocolate, water and gelatin and sometimes flavorings and colors. Mirror glaze sets because of the gelatin but not hard. It is pretty sticky stuff.
Do you frost a cake before Mirror Glaze?
As a first step, you'll need to bake the cake, ice it with a crumb coat that's as smooth as possible, and freeze overnight. The cake needs to be frozen solid and removed from the freezer just before you pour the warm glaze on. This ensure the glaze solidifies over the cake.
How long does a mirror glaze cake last?
The glazed cake has to be stored in the refrigerator to keep it's shine. It will keep for two or three days before cloudying over.