Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Chocolate Easter Eggs with Edible Gold Leaf - a Tutorial

I love to play with my food!!
I love to play with chocolate!!!
I love to create beautiful food!!!!

Ok, so you know me by now.  Food is one of 
my favorite artistic palettes, and so today
I am going to do a tutorial on how to add
edible gold leaf to your foods - chocolates, cakes,
fondants, etc.  

You have seen me adding gold leaf to
French Macarons lately, so I thought I
would show you how to add gold leaf to
any of your foods. 

 A little goes a long
way, so even though real, edible 23 K
gold leaf is rather expensive, you can 
add a lot of wow, for just a little bit of money.

I started with my freshly molded chocolate
eggs.  You could even do this on chocolates
that you bought - just to make them more

Edible 23 K gold leaf comes on pages like this. 
I ordered mine on Amazon.  Make sure you buy
EDIBLE gold leaf, not just the craft
gold leaf at the craft store!  I got a large pack,
but you can buy much smaller.  It comes in sheets
between protective tissue paper, like pictured above.
It is delicate,
so you don't want to touch it with your hands.

Place a little piping gel on a surface, and use
a soft brush to apply the gel where you want
the gold to adhere.  On some of the chocolate
eggs I brushed a small amount, and on a few
I covered the whole egg.  

I just used a tube of sparkle piping gel found
in the cake decorating section.

Wipe the brush clean on a paper towel or the
back of your hand.  There will be a little left on
the brush so that when you touch it to the gold
it will pick it up.  Carefully touch and lift the
Use the tissue paper liners to help control
how much gold you pick up at a time, by 
closing the booklet a little to hold the leaf

 Touch the gold to the area of the chocolate
that you have put piping gel on.  Lift
the brush.  Pat down if necessary.

You are going for a rustic look,
so don't worry about how perfect it is.
Add as much as you like, adding another
piece of leaf if you prefer to get the
desired effect.

For the egg that was fully covered, I laid the
sheet of gold on top of the egg painted with piping
gel, using the tissue paper liners to handle the page of gold.  
Use a dry brush to pat it down.  

I also used a little piping gel to attach some
candied violets.  

I decided to add a little interest to my
glitzy chocolate Easter Eggs by painting
some with piping gel and then sprinkling
them with Disco Dust (also online!)

With a little gold and purple,
these eggs are fit for royalty!

Any Easter Bunny would be proud
to deliver these Easter Eggs.  It reminds
me of my favorite Easter Bunny story,
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

Don't these look like Easter Eggs
for someone special?  Maybe that
someone special is you!!  They were
so easy and fun to make.

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Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

1 comment:

  1. Oh your Chocolate Easter Eggs with gold leaf and disco dust are over the top! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I popped over to Amazon to see they are out of edible gold leaf but signed up to be notified when back in stock.


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