If you love cakes, you must have heard about mirror cakes. Do they reflect like a mirror? Yes, they do, but not as bright and clear as a mirror in your home would. But isn’t it amazing to have a cake that reflects the image brought in front of it? A mirror cake is a lot of amusement. If you have a kids’ party or birthday, this can be a big hit, with kids taking their selfies, with their pictures being part of the cake.
BakeHoney, which is a leading online cake marketplace, offers a range of mirror cakes. If you are planning to have a cake at your event that creates curiosity, you can’t ignore mirror cakes. Residents of Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Noida can order these cakes online at BakeHoney for pick-up or home delivery.
But let’s first get acquainted yourself with the basics of this cake. How is it made? And, is it healthy, at all?
A mirror cake is an ordinary cake with a mirror-like reflective finish at the top surface. Does it reflect? Yes, it does and you can look from above and see your image on the cake’s surface. You can even click a selfie with your picture set on the cake, thanks to its reflective properties.
The mirror finish or glaze on top of the cake is obtained by the use of gelatin. A mixture of gelatin and some other ingredients is heated and poured on the cake’s surface at a certain temperature to get the mirror effect. Gelatin or gelatin is a colorless, flavorless, and translucent animal-based food ingredient.
Gelatine is used in combination with other ingredients such as sugar, cream, and cocoa. Before pouring the gelatin mixture on the cake, a white foundation is created with, for example, sweetened and condensed milk, for enhanced reflective properties.
The quality of the mirror effect will depend on the ingredients used in the gelatin pour. You can add some edible embellishments to the mixture to get a more beautiful and creative mirror finish. After pouring the gelatin, the cake needs to be frozen for a certain number of hours for the gelatin to create a clean mirror finish.
Gelatin is a common thickening and gelling agent. It is used in various food products such as sauces, gummy candies, and soups. It’s also used in cosmetics and medicines. It’s an animal-based food ingredient with high protein content.
Common knowledge about gelatin says it can cause allergic reactions in some people. Besides, it may leave an unpleasant taste, heaviness in the stomach, and heartburn. Among the advantages, common knowledge says it can manage blood sugar, increase bone strength, sleep quality, and more.
Is it good and healthy? If you eat a few slices of gelatin-based mirror cake, it’s not going to harm you.
Your mirror cake can be full of nutritious and healthy ingredients such as fruit pulps and dry fruits. It can have chocolates and creams. In short, it’s just any other cake with a distinct top finish that imitates a mirror effect.
It means if someone is not keen on eating the gelatin part, it is possible to remove the mirror and eat the rest of the cake, which can be even egg-free. But don’t forget to mention your preferences when placing the order.
A mirror cake has this delicate arrangement of the gelatin-based layer at the top, which is difficult to achieve and hard to maintain over a long period. Given this, there is little scope for decorations. If anything, you must include it in the gelatin mix that you use to create the mirror finish.
The only decoration that’s possible is on the borders and side walls. However, you can have layered textures in the body of the cake. The best thing about cakes is that you can experiment with and customize them. But in the case of a mirror cake, the experimentation and customization are all about getting the perfect mirror finish. That’s the trophy! And, you must thank your baker to get it right!
Some people think that looking at cakes is a better experience than eating them! Well, cakes are not supposed to replace your dinner in any case. And a slice of a cake that’s so high on innovation as it can imitate a mirror is worth a try.
As making a mirror cake is a long and meticulous process, it can be a choice to celebrate an achievement that was slow and hard to come. You know there are some such achievements in everyone’s life and they are not a piece of common knowledge. So, a mirror cake can also be your way to celebrate those quiet and personal achievements.