Does anyone know how to achieve the look with the edible gold glitter/sparkles on the cakes in either of these photos?
Thanks in advance! :)
the top looks like edible gold flakes
the bottom one looks like gelatin sequins
the gold flakes are edible because they are non reactive and pass through our system, however, i don't imagine it's "good eats" and might have to be removed before serving.
These are called sequin cakes and are the trend for 2014. I have looked closer to other pictures and its tiny discs cut out of paste stuck on then coloured - suppose you could use variations of golds to get a sequin finish with dusts and sheens to obtain the glow. The photos have been taken in a studio so assume plenty of light and computer touching up.