Covering an item solidly can be accomplished two ways. One, lay a sheet of gold flat on a surface and then take the item desired to gild, (such as a chocolate truffle or mini bundt cake) and turn it upside down and place it in the center of the gold or silver leaf. Then gently roll the item to one side, and then the other. The gold will stick to any item which is remotely moist. Secondly, take a sheet of gold or silver from the pack touching only the white paper which actually holds the gold/silver.Very gently turn the sheet of paper, and gold/silver, upside down and lay on top of your food item, such as Milanese Risotto. Wait a moment and then lift the white paper off