Using Edible Foil Sheets On Buttercream

Decorating By shanda_s Updated 14 Jul 2020 , 1:24pm by kakeladi

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shanda_s Posted 11 Jul 2020 , 1:37am
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Has anyone used edible foil sheets on buttercream frosting? I have a bride that wants it on the top edges and down the sides in no particular pattern of the cakes of a two tiered cake. One cake is white and the other a very pale blue. She wants silver foil. I have never used foil sheets, have been researching but not finding much on using on buttercream. Will it stay? Any information is welcome.

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2020 , 5:08pm
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i used it once, i think i still have some -- but it looked like aluminum foil to me once i placed it on the cake and it's not exactly edible unless they've come up with something since them -- but truly metallic and shiny is likely not edible

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SandraSmiley Posted 11 Jul 2020 , 11:15pm
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I have not used it, but I believe real gold leaf and silver leaf are edible.  I know Goldschlager has real gold in it.  It does not break down in liquor, so I am sure silver leaf would hold up just fine on buttercream.

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jul 2020 , 8:40pm
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sandra, they are sold as edible but they are not really edible -- but yes it stays fine -- it's just you gotta get the hang of applying it because it is so fragile it can whuff away in a nanosecond -- it just dissolves the first few times till you catch on to how soft your fingers need to be -- there's the loose leaf kind separated by papers and the kind that is somewhat attached to backing -- and the little tid bits in the bottles too -- tricky but fun

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kakeladi Posted 14 Jul 2020 , 1:24pm
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And very expensive

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