I have never worked with gold leaf before this month and it's SO strange. I had read how delicate it was before I opened it but I was still amazed by how delicate it actually is. You really cannot even breathe near it! I had a tiny brush ready but I found it best to tear it and place it with a tiny craft knife. It's amazing stuff and I think it looks stunning on the finished article.
You will need:
Good quality dark chocolate, one bar makes about 12
Crystallised rose & violet petals
Gold or silver leaf (make sure it says edible)
Other ideas: chilli flakes, sea salt, dried fruit, nuts
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over hot water, or very slowly in a microwave, and remove the last lumps by stirring. Place a spoonful on baking paper and decorate. Cool in the fridge.