The Baking Adventures of a Girl and Her Dog

Doggone Baking

Doggone Baking

The Baking Adventures of a Girl and Her Dog

About Me (and Pascal)

Hi, I’m a home baker and recent college graduate. My dog, Pascal, is a beagle-mix I rescued in 2015, and he keeps me company in the kitchen, eagerly awaiting spills and mishaps. Follow along as we create delicious experiments in the kitchen (and occasionally fail spectacularly). If you just want to see cute pictures of a dog staring at food, you can follow us, @doggone_baking, on Instagram.

I started baking two years ago by failing to make a batch a brownies from boxed brownie mix, and have since learned everything I’ve done off the internet. Therefore, my goal with this blog is to make every recipe possible for even completely inexperienced bakers. If you’ve never attempted anything like the recipe before, or you’re just feeling a bit low on confidence, my “A couple notes” section at the bottom of each blog post will go over some basics that aren’t covered in recipe instructions and will (hopefully) help you along. I also plan on publishing tutorials occasionally for bigger topics. If you’re totally comfortable and just want the ingredients list, just skip right on down to the recipe.


Newest Tutorial

How To Do a Mirror Glaze

How To Do a Mirror Glaze

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Mirror glazes are undoubtedly super cool, and they’re also pretty easy. The worst part of a mirror glaze is the cleanup. You end up using a bunch of different bowls, and the glaze itself is super sticky so the bowls become a pain to clean. Another point of note based on the stickiness: it’s super sticky so watch out for dust, stray hair, crumbs, etc.

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The recipe for the glaze is as follows:

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Mirror Glaze

A shiny, chocolate-based glaze to finish a cake.

Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tsp gelatin
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (white if you're going to color)
  • gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Bloom the gelatin in 1/4 cup of cold water for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large metal mixing bowl, combine the condensed milk, sugar, corn syrup, and the rest of the water.

  3. On a double boiler, heat the mixture while stirring constantly until it begins to simmer.

  4. Add the bloomfed gelatin. Stir until it melts and is incorporated completely.

  5. Add the chocolate chips and stir in until it melts.

  6. Strain into another container, and let cool and color as you desire.

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Once the glaze is made, grab a large baking pan. You want the cake to be able to fit inside the baking pan. Then, place an upside down mug, or another flat surface that’s smaller than the cake in the pan.

Pour each color of glaze into each other. Do not stir or you’ll just get a muddy color. 

Then, pour the glaze over the cake, and let it sit and drip off for about 15 minutes. If you want to add a small amount of a color, then you can drizzle it on top with a spoon.

Move the cake back onto wherever you’re going to serve or store it.

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That’s it! Like I said, it’s really very simple. However, there are a few points you need to remember.

  • The glaze must be room temperature when you pour it. Otherwise, it’ll melt the buttercream off the cake and you’ll have a disaster on your hands.
  • Speaking of buttercream, the glaze will look much smoother if you frost the cake with a base layer of buttercream first.
  • You can use any kind of chocolate, but obviously white chocolate is best for coloring.

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