cocoa glaze or chocolate mirror glaze?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by kazeya, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. kazeya

    kazeya

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    hi all im trying to get a good recipe for a mirror/cocoa glaze that shines tremendously until can practically see the moon's reflection on it, ok well that's a bit too ambitious so my reflection for starters will be good :D

    my mirror glaze doesnt come out shiny or reflective but instead rubbery and opaque-ish :(

    btw whats the difference between a cocoa glaze and a chocolate mirror glaze? the latter seems to be using gelatin in its recipe whilst the cocoa seems to have butter,sugar,water and cocoa ( some occasional corn syrup ). how do i get a nice mirror like effect like the picture below 



    without it ending up like rubber but still have the mirror effect :(! any clues?

    cheers! ^^