Gold Gilded Fruit Décor

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!

Gold Gilded Fruit Décor

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Tools & Materials

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


  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).
  2. With a disposable paintbrush, apply a thin, even coat of sugar glue solution. Let dry until tacky (about 15 minutes).
  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.
  4. Allow fruit to dry completely and arrange in a gold gilded glass bowl for a dramatic edible table decoration.

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.