Edible gold leaf and silver leaf is perfect for adding some luxurious sparkle to your cake decorating. Use a tiny amount to add a finishing touch to home-made chocolates or use it to completely cover an entire tier for a wedding cake.
Pick a cool dry environment to work with your gold or silver leaf as heat and moisture can make it difficult to work with. Cut out your desired shape and carefully paint a very thin layer of edible glue on your chocolates or cake. Attach your gold or silver leaf to it using tweezers and use a soft dry brush to gently press it in place. Gold leaf looks great against a chocolate backdrop or if using it on sugarpaste the contrast is beautiful with a white or black icing.
Pick up some chocolate moulds in a range of different shapes and sizes to fill with melting chocolate and top with gold or silver leaf to give as gifts. Gold and silver leaf really adds a glamorous touch of opulence which your friends and family will appreciate. Both types look great scattered over Christmas cookies and desserts to catch the light. Coating an entire tier of a multi-tiered cake in gold or silver leaf creates a striking contrast and would suit any occasion whether it's a birthday cake or a wedding cake.