Hey guys, it’s Ro! Today we are gonna be making something that
I have got a ton of requests for. Today we are gonna be making a mirror cake. For those of you who aren’t familiar with
a mirror cake, it’s a very specific type of glaze that’s very reflective. And I’ve also been getting a lot of requests
for a galaxy themed cake. So I’m gonna combine both of those today
and I’m gonna be making a galaxy mirror cake. Let’s get started! The things you will need will be: 2 6” round
Vanilla Cakes, 8 ounce of white chocolate, the type that I’m using is couverture,
I’ve tried other types of chocolate and it just didn’t work as well. 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 a cup of cold water, and then a separate measurement of water
which will be 1/4 cup of water. 1/2 a cup of light corn syrup, 1/2 a cup of
sweetened condensed milk, 5 teaspoons of powdered gelatin, some vanilla
buttercream frosting, food coloring, depending on what colors you want to make your
cake, you can make these any colors, but because I’m making a galaxy cake, I’m
gonna be using black, white, navy blue, electric blue, purple and pink. And then lastly, this part is optional, but I’m gonna be adding a little bit of
edible, black disco dust. The first thing that we’re gonna do is level
our 2 cakes. Remember, you can use any type of cake that you’d like, but I am gonna be using vanilla because, I love vanilla! And I’m just putting it on top of a piece
of parchment paper so that it won’t be on top of the table and
I’m taking a cake leveler… It’s got a little wire in the middle and
little feet, so you just put the feet down and then you saw back and forth. Then you’re gonna take off the top, which is the best part, it’s like the muffin top! So good, you can crumble this up, put it in a little container and make cake
pops with this. So you’re gonna save this for another treat. The top is leveled, now we are gonna cut it
in 1/2. So with our little cake leveler, I’ve moved it down a few more notches,
and lined it up so that it’s hitting about 1/2 way through, doesn’t have
to be perfect. There we go! Now you’re gonna do this to your other cake. Cakes are leveled, the next thing that we’re
gonna do is assemble our cake. In front of me I have a little turner, wika-wika-wika! Which makes it a little bit easier to frost. And, a little cake board. I got this one at Michael’s, but you’re
just gonna need something that will be the same size as your cakes. Then over here I’ve got some vanilla buttercream
frosting that I put into a little plastic baggie and I just cut
the end, so you just put a little bit in the center, so that your cake won’t move. Pick up your first layer, place it in the middle, and then, we’re gonna cover the
top with your frosting. Get out of here you fly! You freaking fruit fly! You’re not allowed! I’m just gonna lightly smooth. Then you’re gonna put on your next layer, and then frost again. Smooth it out, then for the top layer, we’re
actually gonna flip it upside down, so that the baked bottom is
on the top. After your cake is assembled, I just popped
mine in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set and chill again before I
frost. And I’m just gonna cover the whole cake, the top and the sides with frosting. Cake is totally covered and frosted. Now using a big offset spatula, I’m gonna smooth it out. So you’re just gonna plant, your spatula
here, and try not to move the angle. And then, spin the cake around it will create
a really smooth finish all the way around. If it’s not perfect the first time around
you can swoop it around again! Then on the top I’m just gonna smooth it
out. And now I’m gonna spin it around, pushing
the frosting out to the edges. And you’ll see that a little bit of frosting
is hanging over then end, and that’s OK, because then we’re gonna turn our spatula
like this, and scoop it up. Our cake is completely frosted and now we’re
gonna set this in the refrigerator for 2 hours to completely set and chill. And while it is setting, we are gonna make our mirror glaze! Which is what makes our mirror cake, a mirror
cake! The first step to making our glaze, is we
are going to bloom our gelatin. So you’re gonna pour all of the gelatin
into the 1/2 a cup of cold water, and then with a spoon we’re gonna stir together, and you’ll
know that it’s ready when it looks like applesauce. And then I’m gonna set it off to the side
for about 5-10 minutes to bloom. Then, in a medium sized saucepan, we are gonna
add our 1/4 cup of water, our light corn syrup, and
our sugar. Then I’m gonna whisk together until well combined and then take
this mixture over to the stove. Turn your heat to medium-low and cook for
7-8 minutes, your mixture will slowly begin to boil, and dissolve your sugar. Once ready, turn off the heat, and go back to your baking station. Our mixture is hot and fresh off the stove, so
be very careful, this saucepan is really hot still. Now we’re gonna add our bloomed gelatin. Then we’re gonna whisk together. Next we are gonna add our sweetened condensed
milk, and whisk together one more time. Our mixture is ready, and now we are gonna
pour it into a bowl with our chocolate. And this is still hot, so I’m gonna be using
an oven mitt. Since this it’s still hot, we’re gonna
let it sit for 2-3 minutes, right here, and let it melt the chocolate. Our chocolate has softened, it’s ready to
mix, I’m gonna be using a handheld emersion blender. You can use just a regular hand mixer, that’s fine. But I really like to use this type of blender
for chocolate because it gets things very smooth. You’re just gonna turn it on, and mix it
up. Ha-ha-ha! The power! Our mirror glaze is now all mixed, and over
here, I’ve got another medium sized bowl, with a strainer on the top! And we’re just gonna pour the mixture through the strainer, to catch all the little air
bubbles or chunks. Anything that wasn’t smooth. I’m letting it drip in there, because I
want all the mirror glaze I can get! Ha-ha-ha-ha! Now we’re gonna split it between 5 bowls
for our different colors. And now we’re gonna color our mirror glaze. And this is where you can pick any colors you’d like, if you’d like to make
a rainbow mirror cake, or a tie-dye mirror cake, you can pick any colors. So for this one I’m gonna be adding a little
bit of navy and a little bit of black. Here I’m gonna be adding 6 of electric blue
and 2 navy blue. For this one, a couple drops of pink. A little bit of purple, and a little bit of electric blue! Then over here, I’ve got 5 different spoons,
and now we’re gonna mix them together. Be sure to move quickly, as they set fast. My colors are all done and I am so excited
because now it is time to pour these over our frosted cake. Our cake is ready to become a mirror cake. I just took it out of the fridge and I placed it on top of a little vase, I had
a very small vase. If you don’t have a little vase, you can
use a little cup, whatever you have around your kitchen. And then, I placed it on top of a cookie sheet,
lined with a piece of parchment paper, so that when we’re
pouring the glaze, it will be easy cleanup. Over here I’ve got my base glazes, so whatever
color you want to use for the base coat. I’m gonna be using the dark space color,
and the darker blue. I’m going to pour the blue into the space
blue. Then, using the spoon, I’m gonna give it a gentle swirl, but I’m not mixing
it together, just giving it a little swirl. And then we’re gonna pour it on the top
of the cake, and let it drip all over the sides. We’re gonna cover the whole cake with this
base coat of glaze. I’m gonna start over the top, and it’s
just gonna drip over the sides. Oh you guys! Look at that! If you were just doing a single color or a
two-tone color, you would just stop here and let the cake set, but we’re
gonna be adding some extra details to really look like the galaxy! Another helpful tip is you’ll want your
glaze to be at about 90 degrees temperature, I have a little candy thermometer
so you can stick it into the glaze to make sure that it’s 90 degrees, if it’s
hotter than that, it’s gonna be too thin and not stick to your cake. If it’s colder than that, it’s gonna be
a little thicker and a little clump-ier, it won’t
spread as even. And if they cool down, you can just pop ‘em
in the microwave, and stir ‘em up to make them warm again. I’m gonna take the lighter blue, with a
spoon. and I’m just gonna pour across to get some cool detail. And a little purple, we-oooo! Just have fun with it, you can make it look
however you’d like. Then the pink! Once you’ve got your colors on the cake,
now I’m just gonna take a very big spatula, and very gently brush the top to kind of evenly
blend the colors. I’m gonna be moving with the streak. Just be very, very gentle, you don’t want to expose the frosting. Over here I’ve got the black disco dust,
and a little paint brush. And I’m just gonna dip the ends into the
dust, and then I’m just gonna flick it on top of the cake. It’s adding this really cool shimmer effect. It looks so cool, it looks shiny, and shimmer-y. Lastly, using the same brush, we are gonna
dip this into a little bit of white food coloring over here, in this little bowl. And we’re gonna do a little splatter! Just like that! It’s a little bit messy, but it’s very
fun! Because we need stars in our galaxy! Yeah! Now we’re gonna let our cake sit for about
20 minutes to let the excess glaze drip off. After your mirror cake has set you can transfer
it onto a serving tray, or a serving plate. And the bottoms are very, very sticky. So if you’ve transferred it and there are any imperfections on the
bottom, this part is totally optional, but I am gonna be adding a little traditional
cake border, all the way around the bottom edge, to hide any imperfections. I’ve just got some buttercream frosting with a star tip at the end. Ta-da! Here is the Galaxy Mirror Cake that we made
toady! A big thank you to you guys for suggesting
this video, this is the first time we’ve ever made a mirror cake before! I love it! It’s so shiny, and glossy, and you can see
your reflection in it! Oh my gosh! There’s so many different possibilities,
you can decorate it so many different ways, so if you guys make a mirror cake, please
take a picture and send it to me! I just love seeing your baking creations. It makes me happy it just makes my day! And, I’ll be posting pictures of this cake
that we made today on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. If you have any other ideas for any other
types of videos you’d like to see me make, please leave me a comment down below. Alright, thanks again you guys, bye-bye!

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