Candy Melts Candy Mirror Glaze Recipe

Make this trendy glaze to cover all your awesome cakes and treats. Named because its shiny surface reflects light, you will learn how the icing colors and the Candy Melts candy blend together and customize your cake. Serve this for special occasions, milestone birthdays and grand celebrations for adults and kids alike.
Makes: 4 cups
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In a large measuring cup, stir together gelatin and 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold water. Let sit for 5 minutes to bloom. Add sweetened condensed milk and chopped Candy Melts candy.

Step 2

In a pot, combine glucose, sugar, and 2/3 cup cold water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until mixture reaches 217ยบ F. Pour hot sugar mixture over candy melt mixture. Stir to combine, then use an immersion blender or food processor to emulsify. Strain mixture through mesh strainer to remove any air bubbles. Divide mixture into 3 parts and add icing color, gel color or Color Right Base Colors to customize.

Step 3

Position cake on a cooling grid set over a sheet pan. Pour colored mixtures over the top and down the sides of the cake, swirling together. Refrigerate cake until set, approximately 15 minutes. Gently remove from grid and place on serving plate.

*Mix three separate colors for optimal effect.

**Add Treatology Flavor concentrates to flavor glaze.

Makes 4 cups of glaze.

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2 cups (10 oz.) Bright White Candy Melts Candy (roughly chopped)



1 cup Glucose


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unflavored gelatin

3 envelopes (3/4 oz.) unflavored gelatin

cold water

cold water (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp needed for the gelatin and 2/3 cup needed for the pot)


1 1/2 cups sugar

sweetened condensed milk

2/3 cup (7 oz.) sweetened condensed milk




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Digital Thermometer

Glass Measuring Cup

4 cup or larger Glass Measuring Cup

Food Processor

Food Processor

Mesh strainer

Mesh strainer

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