Recently a question came up where someone was wondering how to gold leaf a cake, and weather or not is was necessary to use 'edible gold leaf' or just regular old gold leaf available at most crafting stores; so I thought I would take this to the blog to answer this question for anyone wanting to create a gold leaf look on a cake.
Yes; you absolutely want to make sure you use edible gold leaf on any cake, it is completely different from the leaf bought at most craft and hobby stores and they are absolutely not interchangeable.
The other question is where can cake decorators in Canada get this? It is particularly hard to come by in Canada, as is most cake decorating products. The cheapest and best quality I have found is on Amazon.ca (see the above link); these are the XL sized sheets and they are amazing. They adhere easily with a bit of pipping gel and you are good to go; you can even adhere decorations on top of the gold leaf (as I did with the cake in the photo). Its a simple, yet pricey way to add a big wow factor to your cakes!
I have been caking for just about three years now and have learned so much. Through this blog I am hoping to inspire and share my passion for the artistry of cake design.