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Mirror Glaze Heart Cake Tutorial | Feb 2018


Red velvet cake

Cream cheese icing

Mirror glaze



Red velvet cake

1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C fan forced. Grease baking tins well.
2. Sift together all the dry ingredients & mix. 
Add butter & beat on medium speed until the mixture looks like clumps of dirt.


3. In a separate bowl or/ jug, combine the eggs, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, drops of red food gel, sour cream, vegetable oil & milk. Whisk well.
4. On low speed, slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Add more drops of red food gel if desired & mix until just incorporated.


5. Distribute batter into the baking tins. Bake for 28-30 mins.

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Cream cheese icing

1. Beat butter & cold cream cheese together until smooth & fluffy.

2. Sift in the icing sugar & add 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Beat on med-high speed for an additional 2-3 mins.

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Mirror Glaze

1. Add ~2 tbsp of the cold water to the gelatine powder & mix. Set aside.

2. In a saucepan, mix together the remaining water, sugar, glucose syrup & condensed milk. Simmer over med-high heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.


3. Stir in the bloomed gelatine. Add ½ tbsp of vanilla extract & pour over the white choc. Wait 5 mins.

4. Stir mixture until the chocolate has melted.

5. Strain mixture through a sieve & discard residue. Colour with red food gel.



1. Trim cake layers to same height & carve out a heart shape.


2. Cut out a smaller heart shape out of baking paper. Use this to line the bottom of your cake.

3. Spread a layer of icing between the two cake layers.


4. Crumb coat your cake. Freeze for 1 hr.


5. Spread on the final layer of icing. Freeze for 1-2 hrs or until the icing is firm to the touch.


6. On a tray, place x3 cups, bottom side up, in the formation an upside down triangle. Stand the frozen cake on top of the cups.


Pour the glaze over the cake & allow excess to drip off.


7. Transfer to cake board.


8. Take a picture & share with us @bakeitbox & #bakeitbox! 

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  • Yani Sutaniman on

    Thought it’s going to hard. Step by step instructions make it so easy. Thank u .

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