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Gold gilded fruit is a great edible centerpiece, its a great interactive activity to do with your children and it is a great alternative to plastic fruit. After the party is over, you can repurpose the fruit to make a delicious Golden Apple Pie which is tres chic!

Level of Difficulty


Tools & Materials

Fresh or Plastic Fruit (apples, pears, pomegranates, walnuts in the shell)
24 Karat Edible Gold Leaf Sheets
Sugar Glue
Disposable foam paint brush

Recipe for Edible Sugar Glue:
1 part Vodka
2 parts Sugar
Heat the mixture in the microwave until smooth, there should be no grains of sugar visible in the heated mixture.

  • Step 1

    Clean and dry fruit. If you’re using fresh fruit, the firmer the better. (You can get the same look with fake fruit, if you want it to last)

  • Step 2

    With a disposable paintbrush, apply a thin, even coat of sugar glue solution. Let dry until tacky (about 15 minutes).

  • Step 3

    Press sheets of 24 caret gold leaf onto the fruit and roll over a clean cloth surface. Overlap sheets slightly, and remove any loose pieces.

  • Step 4

    Allow fruit to dry completely and arrange in a gold gilded glass bowl for a dramatic edible table decoration.

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