Desserts Topped With Actual Gold [Sweets Collection]

Desserts Topped With Actual Gold [Sweets Collection]

Kanazawa, Ishikawa is an incredible place to visit with great sights like the Kanazawa Castle and the unforgettable Kenroku-en garden. They’re probably best-known, though, for their gold leaf called Kanazawa-haku! In fact, have you seen pictures of Kinkaku-ji?

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The gold leaf used on that temple came from Kanazawa! Gold is such a significant thing for the city that the first kanji in its name means gold, and you can find their Kanazawa-haku on dishes, in lotion, and even in lollipops! There’s something really magical about seeing the gold leaf on sweets in particular, and there are a ton of these we’d love to share with you, so prepare your sweet tooth!

First up on the list is soft-serve ice cream~ Who’d have thought the simplest dessert could be given such a glamorous makeover?!

The mixed colors of the green tea and vanilla ice cream pair really well with the gold~

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The sheet is so perfect on this one it looks like foil!

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Not even convinced that this one is real.

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Prepare for a two-for-one!

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You can actually see the gold leaf being placed on the ice cream in this video!

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Want something a little less cold? How about some cake? You can’t go wrong with castella~

Beautiful and delicious!

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Hopefully the surrounding pieces didn’t go to waste - looks so yummy!


This one features a chicken instead of a bunny, but it’s still cute and beautiful!


These butterfly and sakura castellas take the cake, though!

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No longer castella, but we’re keeping the cake theme rolling!

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Chocolate cake - can’t beat a classic!

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Last but not least, macarons! These may not have been from Kanazawa, but they’re a definite must-see!


Man… Japan has too many amazing things to do, see, and eat for a short trip, doesn’t it?

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