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Using Edible Gold Leafing

Edible gold leafing may seem like a new concept because it has become highly popular in recent years. However, people have been eating gold throughout history in many different cultures. Historically, gold was believed to have many beneficial health effects, including prolonging life and improving complexion. There isn’t much evidence for health benefits associated with eating gold, although a surprising number of people still claim that there is.

For the most part, people who use edible gold leafing do not do so because of perceived health effects. Instead, edible gold leafing is most commonly used as a method of improving the presentation of something, or as a way to indulge a little. Many people constantly watch the money that they spend and do not often purchase luxury items. However sometimes it is important to spend a little bit of money to make yourself feel good.

Gold leaf is probably the hardest type of edible gold to work with, but it can also be the most reliable. Normally, gold leaf is sold as very thin sheets of gold, often enclosed within paper or a booklet to make application easy. Gold leafing can be applied to a range of projects, including decorations on cakes, or using it to gild items like almonds.

One of the first things to be aware of is that the size of the leaf can be deceptive. Often companies are very clever with the photos that they take of gold leaf. The photos can make the sheet of gold seem much bigger than it actually is, because the seller photographed just the leaf, and did not add anything to show scale. Gold leaf is inexpensive when you compare it to the price of buying a gold ring, but it is still gold and gold is valuable. You will normally be able to find the size of the sheet in the fine print and if you can’t, then you should buy from somewhere else.

When you are using edible gold leafing, you need to avoid touching it directly. Touching gold while you are working with it can alter its coloring, which might ruin the effect that you are trying to create. You also want to be very careful, because gold leaves are very light and thin. People often accidentally blow them off their workspace while they are using it, or tear the gold. You can normally avoid this if you are careful and remember how fragile the gold is.


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