Try adding tiny flakes of gold leaf to champagne for a sophisticated drink that truly sparkles, or make a memorable breakfast by stirring gold leaf through homemade marmalade. You could even use it to gild the turkey on Christmas day! The pure gold leaf is 24ct and completely edible, bringing a decadent touch to your chocolates, desserts, drinks and sugar pieces. Silver leaf is also edible and can be used in the same way, as a beautiful surface decoration for special occasions.
Top Tip: Gold or silver gilded pears, apples and oranges look stunning as place settings or table centrepieces.
How do I use it?
Brush the surface of your icing, chocolate, sugar work or other food surface with a paintbrush lightly dampened with cooled, boiled water or Squires Kitchen Edible Glue. Allow the area to become tacky before attempting to transfer the leaf. It is advisable to protect other areas to prevent accidental transfer of leaf. You may also wish to use tweezers to pick up the gold or silver leaf as it is delicate to handle.