Edible gold leaf

Using Edible Gold Leaf

We now have available 23K edible gold leaf for use on your candies, cookies, or cakes. It’s not harmful to eat because it “biologically inert,” which means basically, it’s not affected by the digestive system and doesn’t break down in the body. Ugh!

But it sure adds a touch of elegance to your treats. Here are a couple of things to remember:

  1. Don’t breathe on it, or use it around an air conditioning vent, or a fan. It’s very light and will blow away easily.
  2. You can pick it up gently with a needle or sharp knife then brush it flat with a soft paint brush.
  3. Other than that, it’s pretty easy.

Here’s a very short YouTube video – made by BakeClub – showing briefly how you can accent a treat with piece of gold leaf. The possibilities are (nearly) endless!

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