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Sugarflair Edible Gold Leaf Transfer Sheet - Single 24 Carat Sheet

Code: P-2308
  • $3.93
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Please note: only one single sheet included.

The ultimate luxury cake decoration, this single transfer sheet is 24 carat gold and perfect adding shimmer and sparkle to your cake decorating. Simply cut out the required shape and stick to icing surface with edible glue or confectioner's glaze.

Edible gold leaf has a long and decadent history – it’s not known which was the earliest culture to indulge in eating gold, but as soon as any society learned to beat gold thinly enough to make gold leaf, you can probably bet that it ate food coated with a layer of gold.

The ancient Egyptians definitely gilded everything else so they probably had gold coated food, but it’s a fact that both the English Tudor dynasty and the Renaissance Medici family had a taste for puddings and heated wines that contained flakes of gold.

Preparations

You need to pick a cool, dry and still environment in which to work. Heat, moisture and breeziness can all make it difficult to work with a leaf of gold as it will be inclined to fold, wrinkle or break. Some patissiers do their gold work in a chill room, just to avoid damaging the gold. Make sure your hands are dry and cool and that your equipment is dry too.

Method

Decide what food you are going to coat – it can be easiest to start with something cool, dry and regular in shape such as an almond.

Put the food item on the greaseproof paper and put on a pair of thin cotton gloves. Using the pointed brush, gently apply some sugar water to every surface to be coated.

With the knife, cut a piece of gold leaf large enough to cover the item to be gilded. If your leaf has an adhesive backing, peel it up before cutting, if it is simply layered between rough paper, cut before lifting. Lift the cut gold leaf using the tip of the sharp knife to lay it on the blade of the butter knife.

Moving slowly, so that it does not blow off the knife, lower the gold leaf onto the nut. Tap very lightly with the flat topped brush to get the gold leaf to adhere to the top surface of the nut and then turn the food item over, using the sharp knife, and with the blunt knife and the brush, press the loose gold leaf down over the underside of the nut. Tap gently with the brush to ensure the gilding sticks to the sugar water.

Once you are sure the gold leaf has fully adhered to the food, you can burnish it, using the brush to polish the gold to a high lustre.

Cake Techniques

There are many ways to use edible gold leaf in cake decoration – one of the most striking is to gild certain items, such as violets, grapes, rose petals, and to intermingle them with ungilded ones to obtain a contrast.

Alternatively, gold leaf can be applied crusting icing types.

Gold leaf works particularly well with white icing or black, but can fail to have much of an impact with yellow toned cake icing.

Dampen area on sugarpaste using cooled, boiled water. Apply Gold Leaf with a brush - adding a touch of sparkle to your work. .
 
24 Carat Gold Leaf Transfer Per Sheet

Luxury, shiny gold
Can be cut to required shape

Ingredients:
24 Carat gold Leaf - Conforming with EU 1169/2001 regulations 

Comes in a square sheet measuring approx. 8 x 8cm (single sheets)

Black Friday

23rd-30th November
Please note, due to a large volume of orders during this time, we have made some slight changes to our shipping cut-offs. Orders with the option of free next day delivery requires a minimum total of £100 total spend. For standard delivery options, please also expect possible delays with couriers due to the busy holiday period.

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Next Working Day Delivery (UK)

When Choosing DPD:
Any order placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images*) Monday - Friday, with the Next Working Day Delivery option selected, will be dispatched the same business day (Monday - Friday). Orders placed after 4pm using this method will be dispatched on the next working day.

When Choosing Yodel:
Any order placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images*) Monday - Friday, with the Next Working Day Delivery option selected, will be dispatched the same business day (Monday - Friday). Orders placed after 8pm using this method will be dispatched on the next working day.

A signature is required for this method, so you will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. Please allow an additional 24 hours for any order to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands. Please also be aware that any deliveries to Northern Ireland with a 'BT' postcode will usually take three days to arrive (on 2 Day Northern Ireland Delivery).

Pre-Orders

Any order containing a product that is listed as a preorder, will be held until the preordered item has arrived in stock. Orders containing a preorder cannot be split, if other items are needed before the expected delivery date, these items should be ordered separately.

Weekend Deliveries (UK)

When Choosing DPD:
Any order placed before 4pm* on Friday, with the "Saturday Delivery" or "Sunday Delivery" option selected, will be dispatched on the same day for delivery between the hours of 8am - 6pm on the selected day.

When Choosing Yodel:
Any order placed before 4pm* on Friday, with the "Saturday Delivery" or "Sunday Delivery" option selected, will be dispatched on the same day for delivery between the hours of 8am - 6pm on the selected day.

A signature is required for these methods, so somebody will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. If the order is placed after the 4pm cut-off on a Friday, the order will be dispatched for delivery on the following weekend. Please note we are unable to guarantee any order being dispatched to the Scottish Highlands or Islands to arrive within the quoted time frame.  

*Orders for edible images have a cut-off time of 3:30pm – orders placed after this time will be dispatched for delivery the following week day.

Showing our 1 review for Sugarflair Edible Gold Leaf Transfer Sheet - Single 24 Carat Sheet. Write a review
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
October 30, 2016 | Guest
Edible Gold Leaf Transfer Sheet - Single 24 Carat Sheet

Good product! How many leaves in the description would help when buying tjough

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