This awesome post comes to your from my friend Anna Maria of Anna Maria Cake design who can also be found on facebook here. Anna Maria had this to say about her wonderful faux gold technique
Lately I have been working a lot with Claire Bowman products.
As I always say to my students and cake friends, this product has so much potential we barely scratched the surface of what can be created with it.
Today I would love to share with you how to make faux gold leaf, using Claire Bowman Cake lace.
Surely you will love it as much as I do. Not only can you save time and money but you can apply this technique with all other pearlised Claire Bowman lacemixes.
Here we go, just a few simple steps spread the gold cake lace mix onto a non stick baking tray liner
Use a large plastic or metal scraper (this is a Sugarveilscraper) and evenly spread the cake lace.
Turn a baking tray upside down, place the gold sheet on it and bake at 80° C for about 8-10 minutes.
Alternatively use "THE MAT" as a frame, cut it into a rectangle about 2" larger than the non stick baking sheet and for the centre about 1" smaller than the baking sheet.
Secure the baking sheet as well as the frame with some masking tape on the work bench, spread the lace mix evenly using the frame as a guide.
Remove tape from frame and slowly lift the frame away.
Place a baking paper on the work bench, turn the gold sheet upside down and and peel the non stick baking mat away.
Cut the gold paper to the required size using a scissors or a craft knife on a cutting mat. Any leftover gold paper can be stored between baking paper for up to 6 months.
Brush the entire cake with water
Stick the pre cut strips of gold paper on the cake.
For the top, cut a circle of gold paper same size as cake and adhere to the cake
"Voila" - all finished had to have a piece to eat!. Yummy - caramel mud cake with salted caramel and ganache filling.