Felis Toporascu




Gold leaf - I need your help

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!

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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

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


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! https://pic.cakesdecor.com/o/2018_08_31_9999_17_otuwe2.jpg!