Gold leaf - I need your help

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Hello my dear friends, can you help me with your opinion about covering a cake with edible gold leaf?
First of all I want your opinion if the base cake from the image is covered with gold leaf.
My second question is if you can cover a cake with edible gold leaf and have it look like the picture? I don’t see any joints (between possible gold leafs).
Thank you in advance for your help!
Have a great day!

Felis

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The Garden Baker ...

I have no experience with gold leaf, Felis, but I wonder if that cake could just be covered with an edible image of sorts (transfer) where the image is totally gold colored. Just a thought…

Felis Toporascu ...

Thank you for the answer!! ❤️

Felis Toporascu ...

I saw some video and some products from suppliers! The results are different! The gold leaf already has wrinkles, before using it and result can’t be so perfect!
I tried with gold dust in this morning and the result is better. I will put here 2 imagines, maybe is useful for somebody.

Felis Toporascu ...

Felis Toporascu ...

Felis Toporascu ...

With much more light reflected on the cake, the result can be much more shiny!

Clara ...

Hi Felis, I have no experience with gold leaf, but your work with dust looks gorgeous 😍

Felis Toporascu ...

Thank you Clara!!! ♥️😘

Sandra Smiley ...

I agree, Felis, what you have accomplished is perfection. The picture that you posted does not look like gold leaf to me. I am more inclined to believe it is gold dust, like your cake or even a gold colored cake stand of some kind.

Cakes for Fun_by LaLuub ...

I worked with gold leaf (transfer sheets), but it is not this perfect/without any wrinkles. It is easily wrinkled a bit just by putting it on your cake (although I found out that if you haven’t moistered your cake like they advice in tutorials, but just have your fondant a bit sticky, it gives a smoother result since the gold leaves stick immediately. If you have your cake a litte more wet, it doesn’t stick as well, and you have to put the gold leaves on it in a few attempts, leaving a less then smooth effect). I think it is gold dusted/airbrushed. Maybe if you want it to have a higher gloss, you could still spray some edible glaze on it? Personally I do not think it needs it. Just perfect as you have done it! http://img.cakesdecor.com/f_auto/2018_08_31_9999_17_otuwe2.jpg!