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silver leaf on buttercream
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i've used it once on a cake--i'm no expert--i used both gold & silver on swiss meringue buttercream and the gold was awesome--the cakes were rough iced and the foil was just around the top edges--the silver unfortunately looked like aluminum foil to me so i only used the gold--
but for covering a smooth cake completely i'm sure it would be a different story--and it seemed like if i touched it after it had been applied--it marred the surface and it wasn't as pretty--finicky stuff--
when you did your test was the icing already crusted? and it held on ok--cool--i tell yah this is one cake to box securely for delivery--a good gust of wind might do you in--yikes--
what kind do you have--the completely loose leaves or the kind that are mounted to a paper base?
the gold was prettiest when it was first applied--the fridge changed it a bit but man the impact was not lost at all--super impressive--
good for you for doing your testing--
yes 3x3--my silver was loose leaf-- the gold was stuck to backing and i wished i had gotten it all loose leaf--it all worked out great though--
i still need to get pictures of that cake...
i need to find a good project for the silver i have left...i'll think of something any minute now...
I guess I'm a bit of a party pooper because I won't put either on large surfaces/cakes that people will eat. I suggest making the cake with the solid silver leaf as a fake dummy cake and use fondant and apply just as you've read.....just another option.
it's supposed to be edible---you disagree with the edible-ness of it, w?
i mean even if it does cover the entire surface--each portion only get s a teeny bit once it's served--and it's so thin and fragile ain't nobody getting much even if they ate the whole overpriced book of it--
why are you a party pooper, w?
I don't want to eat it, even if you can with-out any harm. You can eat bugs too, but I don't want to eat that either. Just a matter of taste.........sometimes things just go too far (IMO).
There's a lot of decorative things I think are attractive but I want it taken off before it's eaten by me or others. I don't look at gum paste figures and go "yum"...... or encourage my clients to eat them either.
see......party pooper.......I'm more into yummy food.......
i definitely side with the more yummy too although on the other side of the spectrum i can't resist an accurate edible sculpture here and there--
more importantly i sure got an everlasting kick out of plastering more than fifty bucks worth of edible 23 karat gold on my kids wedding cake--whoo hooo
I'm so glad I found this post. I'm starting to research using edible silver leaf on a cake. Can I ask you kmcgee404 where you did do your research to verify the safety of using the edible silver leaf? I haven't found a whole lot on the issue and want to make sure it is perfectly safe before I proceed. I will only be using it on one tier and that will be a half size tier so really only a small number of people would even have a chance of ingesting it. I just want to be able to confidently tell the bride and the guests that all is perfectly okay. Thanks!!
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Thanks kmcgee404 for the reply!! I will definitely do what you suggest. AZCouture, I planned on fondant anyway so no problems there; thanks for your input. I can easily tell the few people who get a slice from this tier that they can peel off the fondant without any problem. Thanks again!!!