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Ksenia Penkina has a knack for turning cakes into beautiful works of art. The world renown patissier creates mirror cakes that are glossy, colorful and mighty tempting.
The mesmerizing mirror glaze conceals layered mousse cakes carefully crafted with ingredients such as sponge cake, fruit fillings, cream and chocolate. The process takes three days and the shiny glaze is the ultimate icing on the cake.
Penkina, who is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, travels the world showcasing her beautiful cakes and teaching eager students how to make them. Her travels have taken her as far as Abu Dhabi and Moscow.
Luckily, you can learn how to make mirror cakes on her website through videos for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Here is a look at some of the stunning mirror cakes the patissier has posted on Instagram:
Pure glazing joy from my class in Moscow at @sugar_art_studio The first class I had in Russia and lovely ladies with wonderful spirit flew from all over the country and abroad 😌❤️ already miss you all! Thank you for kind words and I wish you inspiration and fun times creating magic yourself 😜 For those who are not able to attend my live classes - you are always welcome to watch them online at any time from anywhere at kseniapenkina.com 🌎
Pure love 💛 this technique of velvet + glaze + pillow + heart were requested by my lovely ladies for UAE classes this November. What can I say - YES YES YES! 😆 inside is going to be red velvet raspberry mousse cake, which by the way they also requested when I was teaching there in May this year. We keep promises 💪🏻💛 will be back soon with more techniques for my lovely girls, can not wait to see them again 👯👯 for all questions and bookings for Abu Dhabi class please contact Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org 💛 We have planned two intensive hands on classes of three days each and last I heard from Andy, there were only 3 spots left of them all 😬💛
Two more weeks and I am on the way to Russia with the first master class ever in Moscow in @sugar_art_studio 👩🏻🍳 also the first time ever I will be teaching in my native Russian language and that will be fun 😜 this is the recipe we are making in class and honestly one of my most favourite! "Berry" mousse cake composition: - white chocolate sponge with blueberry - crispy - blackcurrant coulis - blackberry ganache - creme cheese mousse with yogurt Cake is covered in red mirror glaze with spider web effect. Decorated with chocolate feathers. Simple, elegant, all what I love ❤️ For those who wish to learn online from home, my classes are available now at kseniapenkina.com 🌎
“Orange Hazelnut” composition: - hazelnut dacquoise with orange (gluten free) - hazelnut praline crunch with lime - orange marmalade - orange cremeux - hazelnut mousse (eggless) #kseniapenkina . Cake is covered in mirror glaze. The recipe of my glaze is included in "entry level" online class at kseniapenkina.com 🌎