Now for the completion… the tremendous attractive edible gold leaf!
Carefully open the gold leaf booklet to one of many detachable sheets. WARNING: If you open the pages too rapidly, it can displace the gold leaf, probably ruining that sheet. So go sluggish! Also, it can stick with the oils in your fingers, so DON’T TOUCH IT!
Place the primary sheet in order that the underside of the gold leaf sheet traces up with the underside of the cake. This would require bringing the sheet down a bit additional than the cake backside.
Gently press the sheet onto the floor of the cake, taking turns urgent on all the perimeters, particularly if going round a nook. And then gently take away the paper.
Take the mushy paint brush and VERY GENTLY brush the gold leaf onto the floor of the cake.
*You will discover the a number of makes use of of the the phrase GENTLE. That’s as a result of the gold leaf is so tremendous delicate and can tear simply for those who push, poke, or brush it too exhausting.
Repeat the gold leaf placement course of till you could have coated the whole cake. Overlapping the sheets of leaf is not an issue as they may mix properly and you’ll hardly discover the patch work of layers.
Also notice that the leaf has no stretch to it, so it is going to be troublesome to get it into all of the nook and crannies of the stamped letters/shapes. As a consequence you may find yourself having to place a couple of layers on the highest. I discovered that utilizing the comb to ‘muss’ a sheet up earlier than making use of it to the letters, helped get extra leaf down in there than laying it flat.