I've been asked to make a disco ball cake. I've never used silver leaf before, but I was wondering if it would be the best way to get a mirror-like finish.
If so, would you
1. Cover the cake in small fondant squares, then apply silver leaf all over
2. Cover larger squares of fondant in silver leaf, then cut into smaller squares to apply to the cake
3. Cut small squares of fondant, cover each in silver leaf then apply to the cake.
Or am I better off looking for edible shimmer/glitter powders?
If I was going to do this I would probably do a hybrid of #2 and 3. But that's going to be one heck of a pricey disco ball. I'd go with silver luster dust, but it wouldn't be as reflective.
AYeah, it won't be cheap! They originally asked for actual mosaic mirrors to be stuck on the cake but I'm not comfortable with that! Not safe at all. I think they want the shinier look they'll get from the silver leaf, but I wanted to make sure it's doable before I quote it for them. I'll also quote luster dust so they can compare the cost. Thanks for the advice :)