Joshua John Russell's White Chocolate Mirror Glaze is the Secret to the Coolest Cakes

If you're crazy for Joshua John Russell's dark chocolate mirror glaze , you're about to do the happiest happy dance: white chocolate mirror glaze is here. The coolest part of this recipe? You can color it to make amazing marbled cakes that look just like poured paint.

White Chocolate Mirror Glaze

Yield: Enough to make several colors and glaze a two-tiered, 10-inch base cake


  • 3 teaspoons gelatin powder, plus ⅔ cups of cold water to bloom
  • 1½ cups glucose or corn syrup
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 1½ cups white chocolate (this should be real white chocolate, not coating chocolate or candy melts)


1. Sprinkle the gelatin powder into the cold water. Whisk to break up any lumps. Set aside for a moment to allow the gelatin to "bloom."

2. In a small sauce pot, bring the glucose, sugar and ¾ cup water to a boil.

3. Turn the heat off and add condensed milk, bloomed gelatin and chocolate.

4. Whisk gently until smooth.

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