Using scissors cut out the required shape from the leaf whilst avoiding excessive finger contact with the silver.
Brush the chosen icing surface thinly with edible glue or confectioner's glaze, covering an area slightly larger than that required for the silver leaf transfer. Position the transfer accurately and gently press. Remember, it cannot be repositioned after contact. Leave for a minute and then peel off the backing paper with tweezers using a slow upward movement. Allow 24 hours to dry hard.
Silver is permitted for the surface decoration of sugar confectionery and has the number E174