Pâtissier Olga Noskova has amassed a sizable Instagram following thanks to her absolutely impeccably decorated cakes.
She has perfected a glazing that gives a finish so smooth and unblemished that the cakes look as though they'd suck you into another dimension if you touched them. I was frankly pretty close to giving this gallery an NSFW tag.
Many of her creations involve galaxy-like marbling (achieved by pouring different color glazes together over the cake) and some of them go in precisely the opposite direction, being so pleasingly and liberally covered with icing sugar they have a kind of matte finish.
If you fancy giving it a go yourself, a Reddit user shared this recipe for a similar glaze:
Ingredients: 20 g Gelatin Powder, 120 g Water, 300 g Glucose, 300 g Sugar, 150 g Water, 200 g Sweetened Cond Milk, 300 g Chocolate (White, Milk, Dark or a combination), Food Coloring
1) Bloom the gelatin in the water;
2) Boil the glucose, sugar & water;
3) Remove from heat and add the gelatin;
4) Add the cond milk;
5) Pour over chocolate and buerre mix to remove air bubbles;
Use at 35C/95F.
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