Gold leaf and silver leaf food

Edible gold leaves | Silver leaves | Cake decoration

What is edible gold leaf?

Edible gold leaf is... gold that is used to decorate food. It is made of pure gold or sometimes a mixture of gold and silver. As the name implies, it is edible because gold is classified as "biologically inert", which means that it passes through the human digestive tract without being absorbed.

It is therefore not harmful and comes in the form of flakes or leaves. 

Is it safe to eat gold leaf?

As previously stated, yes. Gold is edible at 22 carats and above. In addition to being edible, it is non-allergenic. 

What does gold leaf taste like?

Gold leaf has a totally neutral taste. It is not used for its gustative qualities but for its aesthetic side. It will not alter the taste of your preparations.

How to use gold leaf to decorate a dessert?

Gold leaf is a very fragile product. It should be handled with care. Use tweezers to remove the leaf and apply it to the subject to be decorated.

Edible gold leaf is great when you want to add a touch of elegance to your desserts. Gold leaf flakes add golden highlights to dessert toppings like cupcakes and candy.

What is edible silver leaf?

Edible silver leaf is like gold leaf used to decorate sweet and savory dishes. It brings the touch of refinement you want to your desserts.

Is edible silver leaf safe to eat?

Pure edible silver foil is safe for consumption according to the European legislation in force. 

What does edible silver leaf taste like?

Its taste is totally neutral like gold leaf. Edible silver leaf is totally tasteless. Which is a good thing! Its use is strictly aesthetic. It will not alter the flavor of your desserts. 

How to use the edible silver leaf?

Do not handle silver leaf with your fingers. Like gold leaf, silver leaf is very fragile. Use pliers and move the leaf over the subject to be decorated. You can glue a whole leaf if the surface to be decorated is large, otherwise take small pieces of the leaf.