When my cousin came over for her wedding cake consultation we spent most of the time talking about what she wanted for her cupcakes! Once we got the the small cake for the bride and groom to cut it was easy. Sticking with the metallic theme she was looking at gold and silver painted cakes, then I showed her a silver leafed cake and she fell in love! We decided to go with GOLD and I LOVE how it turned out!
TA-DA! do you love it? I love it! How amazing would this look on a full 3 or 4 tier wedding cake???? I used 24 of the 25 sheets the booklet came with to cover this 8 inch cake. It took me about 20 mins to cover the whole thing, so it’s a pretty fast way to go once you get your groove. BUT expensive.
I recently added a full video tutorial so YOU can make this gold leaf cake too!
Then the finishing details! The lace and flower! It was actually supposed to be a different flower, but the florist apparently didn’t understand the SCALE we wanted the flower. the one he left was this puny 2 inch bud… so I raided the centerpieces to get this big fluffy hydrangea instead! The cake was a lovely centerpiece for all the cupcakes and most important the bride was happy with it!
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Great tutorial! You make it look so easy. If I use this method, applying gold leaf to fondant, and then store my cake in a cake container on the counter overnight, would the gold leaf hold up and look the same 24 hours later? Thanks in advance!
mine stays good for a few days no problem – just don’t refrigerate or freeze it. other wise you’ll have to deal with condensation ruining the fondant and gold leafing
Hi, do you think it would affect the gold leaf if I put the gold leaf on a fondant covered cake 6 days in advance? ( first time using gold leaf 😫). The cake would not be affected as it is a very rich traditional fruit cake with lots of brandy, covered with marzipan then fondant it is part of a four tier cake….I am trying to organise my time as the othe three cakes a sponges which need baking last minute.
as long as it’s over fondant it will be just fine
Hi! The last couple of cakes I’ve made with fondant I’ve put them in the fridge. Cake is still moist. So will it be ok to put the gold leaf cake in the fridge? Just curious.
I don’t ever recommend putting cakes in the fridge, or any baked goods. but for a little bit of time it should be okay – just don’t freeze a cake once you put fondant on it
Hi there, wow your a pro,great video. Im doing a 3 tier wedding cake and I’m covering a 10″ in silver leaf. Would you recommend stacking the cake before you put on the silver leaf? or just being extremely careful when handling it? Id probably need 2 packets of 25 sheets right?
I’d cover each cake separately then stack carefully
Hi, I love this tutorial! I’m doing a fruitcake tier of my wedding cake in gold leaf. This will be iced in fondant 2 weeks in advance, can the gold leaf be done this far in advance also?
How would you manage to stack a gold leaf covered wedding cake as the top of a 3 tier cake.
Would handling the gold leaf damage the finish
you can use gloves, I just use a spatula under the cake layer and try to only minimally touch the cake to keep it balanced
I’ve covered a dummy cake with fondant then edible gold leaf. Will this hold up 3 or 4 days? The cake is 3 tiers, with the bottom gold leaf. Then the top two tiers are buttercream that I will put together the day of the wedding at the venue. I have the gold leaf sitting out in air conditioning.
totally – I have a gold leaf cake dummy that’s over a year old in my kitchen it’s good
Thank you soooo much, I love your videos and are so easy to follow!!