Gold Leaf On Buttercream?

Decorating By pearldust Updated 13 Jul 2015 , 4:13pm by costumeczar

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pearldust Posted 13 Jul 2015 , 2:55pm
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Does anyone have experience with gold leafing on buttercream cakes? The tutorials I found used fondant. Can I freeze my cake for 10 minutes and apply gold leaf on buttercream? Thank you!

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jul 2015 , 3:58pm
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i put gold leaf on swiss meringue buttercream -- i'm sure the cake was frozen when I iced it then i kept it refrigerated after that and it was ok -- there was a very slight color difference but oh well gold leaf is gold leaf

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costumeczar Posted 13 Jul 2015 , 4:13pm
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Moisture will affect it, so you should do a test run beforehand. Sometimes you'll take it out of the fridge and it will start separating in places where the cake forms condensation.

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