Edible autumn leaves may take on the form of fondant icing, cookie cutter shapes in sugar cookies, or pie dough leaves embellishing the top of a seasonal sweet. But never, never, have we laid eyes on such convincing edible autumn leaves as these:
These gorgeous and life-like autumn leaves are actually "crackers" that have been colored with beet, carrot, or parsnip juice and formed in a mold of silicone plastique. The mold was made using actual leaves in order to capture the veining and shapes perfectly.
Pictured up top, the leaves are shown arranged along a twig and topped with goat cheese. What beautiful seasonal hors d'oeuvres! Read much more on the science behind the crackers and how to make them at Playing With Fire and Water.
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