Make: Gold leaf quartz candy

I love all of the natural gemstones out there right now {like these earrings & these coasters} and wanted to make some candy toppers to use as a sparkly touch on some of my desserts.

Gold Leaf Quartz Candy

This can barely be called a DIY – it only takes a few minutes to make!

Gold Leaf Quartz Candy

You will need:

  • Rock sugar {available at baking supply stores. I used CK Products}
  • Edible gold leaf flakes {available at baking supply stores. I used CornucAupia}. You can also use gold leaf sheets and just pull off little pieces as needed.
  • 2 paint brushes {that have been washed and will only be used for food}
  • Small bowl of water
  • Small piece of parchment paper

Gold Leaf Quartz Candy

1 | Dip one of the brushes in water and lightly brush onto a small part of a piece of rock sugar. The water should not be dripping off, just lightly applied. It will allow the gold leaf to stick to the sugar.

Gold Leaf Quartz Candy

2 | Pick up a small piece of gold leaf with the dry brush and gently press it onto the wet part of the rock sugar.

Gold Leaf Quartz Candy

3 | Place your gem on the parchment paper and let it dry for a few minutes.

Repeat to create as many gems as you need.