• 100 grams (3.5 ounces) cream
  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces) glucose
  • 3 grams (0.1 ounce) gelatin
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces) water
  • 120 grams (4.25 ounces) white chocolate


  • Microwave

    Ideal for melting chocolate and gelatin. Ensure to use short pulses to avoid scorching.

  • Thermometer

    Essential for ensuring the glaze reaches the perfect temperature of 28C (82F).

  • Immersion Blender

    Key to achieving a smooth and glossy glaze. Make sure it's fully submerged for even blending.


Step 1

This is the perfect recipe for a beautiful smudge glaze!

Step 2

1. **Prepare Ingredients:** Measure out 100 grams (3.5 ounces) cream, 40 grams (1.4 ounces) glucose, 3 grams (0.1 ounce) gelatin, 15 grams (0.5 ounces) water, and 120 grams (4.25 ounces) white chocolate. Tip: Glucose can be substituted with invert syrup if needed.

Step 3

2. **Heat Mixture:** In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the glucose until it's warm and combined. Tip: You can color your glaze by adding food-grade dioxide at this stage.

Step 4

3. **Soften Gelatin:** Soak the gelatin in the water for 15 minutes to hydrate. Tip: Ensure gelatin is evenly mixed with water to avoid lumps.

Step 5

4. **Dissolve Gelatin:** Microwave the soaked gelatin in 5-second intervals until fully dissolved.

Step 6

5. **Melt Chocolate:** In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 15-second intervals, stirring in between to prevent burning.

Step 7

6. **Combine Mixtures:** Mix the heated cream and glucose with the dissolved gelatin, then add the melted chocolate.

Step 8

7. **Blend Glaze:** Use an immersion blender to thoroughly mix the glaze until smooth. Tip: For a smoother texture, avoid incorporating too much air while blending.

Step 9

8. **Color and Use:** You can add food coloring if desired. The glaze temperature should be no higher than 28°C (82°F). Make sure your cake is chilled before applying the glaze for best results. Tip: Allow your glaze to cool slightly if it exceeds 28°C (82°F) before use.

Step 10

That's it! Your perfect smudge glaze is ready.


Once you've crafted your fabulous glaze 🌟, it's time to serve it up with style and flair!

Pair it with Fresh Berries: Add a burst of color and flavor to your glazed cake by surrounding it with fresh, vibrant berries🍓. It makes each bite a delightful combination of sweetness and tartness.

A Drizzle of Elegance: Use the glaze to create elegant smudges and patterns on the top of your cake. Try making marble or ombré effects by mixing in different food colorings 🎨.

Elegant Layers: If you're feeling creative, use the glaze to layer between sponge cakes for an eye-catching and mouth-watering centerpiece 🍰.


Gluten-Free Variation: Swap out the standard cream for a gluten-free version and ensure the white chocolate used is certified gluten-free. Same fabulous glaze, without the gluten.

Vegan Variation: Replace the cream with coconut cream 🥥 and the gelatin with agar-agar or another vegan setting agent. Also, ensure the white chocolate is dairy-free to keep it fully vegan 🌱.


  • How do I avoid burning the chocolate in the microwave?

    Use 15-second pulses and stir in between to melt it slowly without scorching.

  • What temperature should the glaze be for the best results?

    The glaze should be at 28C (82F) for the perfect consistency.

  • How can I ensure the glaze sticks to my cake properly?

    Make sure your cake is just out of the fridge so that the glaze adheres beautifully.

  • Can I use food coloring in the glaze?

    Yes! Feel free to add any food coloring to give your glaze a personalized touch.

  • How can I make the glaze shinier?

    Ensure you're blending the glaze thoroughly with an immersion blender and using quality ingredients.

  • Can I make this glaze ahead of time?

    Yes, you can make it ahead and store it in the fridge. Just reheat gently to 28C (82F) before using.

Nutrition facts

Recipe Yield:1 batch of glaze
Calories:Per batch of glaze
Calories (Min - Max):1100 - 1200
Total Fat:70 grams
Saturated Fat:45 grams
Protein:10 grams
Total Carbohydrate:110 grams
Total Sugars:100 grams