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## Chocolate Mirror Glaze Quantities

Hi,
I have looked at Helen's Chocolate Mirror Glaze cake however can you tell me how much mirror glaze Ingredients do I need for 1 x6" Round -3"deep,3 tiers of cake?
Thank you.

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Hi Skye64

Helen made a large batch to cover several projects so it's difficult to work out how much she actually made.
I've found this quantity which appears to be right for a 6" cake:

Mirror Glaze
150g - caster sugar
150g - glucose syrup
75g - water
100g - condensed milk
150g - white chocolate
soaked gelatin - 4 leaves (8g) or (powder 10g)
1g food colouring

To see the full tutorial search Maw Kitchen mirror glaze in YouTube.

Hope you find it useful. 🙂

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Hi,
Thank you for this but I was looking at ingredients from her Crème de la Crème tutorial. Here she uses the following:
Glaze
240g UTH whipping cream
50g Water
360g Caster sugar
14g Silver leaf gelatine
120g Cocoa powder

Therefore is it possible to have calculations for this recipe?

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Hi,

Also I only have fresh Single Cream so could I use this instead of the whipped cream? if not could I make whipped cream?

Thank you.

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Hi Skye64

Comparing the recipes, the 6” cake mirror glaze has more volume than Helen’s recipe as described above. So you could try Helen’s recipe. I’m sorry I can’t be more precise as I haven’t actually tried Helen’s mirror glaze. 🙂

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I’m not sure about the single cream. I’d just have a go and wing it! 🌺

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Hi,

Helen Vass – Crème de la Crème.
Q1)Lesson 2 - Making the mirror glaze.
Boil Sugar, Cream and Water to 90 degrees - is this Farenheit?

Q2)Lesson 3 - Pouring the glaze.
Heat the Glaze to 37 - 40 degrees Celsius?

Thank you.

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Hi Sky64

The temperature is in Celsius. 🙂

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So
1)90 Celsius??

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Yes, that’s correct. Helen uses metric measurements both for ingredients and for temperature.