In this two part video, you will learn to make beautiful wafer paper flowers, a growing trend in cake decorating. Wafer paper is a tasteless, edible paper made from potato starch, vegetable oil, and water.
With the techniques, you can make an endless variety of delicate, lightweight accents for your cakes. I really enjoyed creating the flowers that you will see in this tutorial, and cannot wait to continue experimenting with this versatile medium. Enjoy the video!
(I am using cake dummies in my video that are frosted with a crusting buttercream (high ratio recipe). To give you an idea of the dimensions, the large white flower is on an 8″ round, The large pink rose is on 8″,6″ tiers, and the three tiered cakes are 8″,6″, and 4″.)
Wafer Paper: This can be found online in a number of online cake supply shops. I found my pack of 8×11 sheets HERE. –
Circle Punch & Flower/Daisy Punch- I used a 3.5″ circle punch to create petals for the large white flower and large pink flower. I used a “daisy punch” for the patterned flowers on my 3 tiered cake. These punches are not made specifically for wafer paper or cake decorating. I bought them on the scrapbooking aisle of Michael’s. You could cut your shapes out with scissors if you prefer, but the punches greatly speed up the process!
Water or Vodka – This acts as adhesive for your petals, and also creates movement. I use vodka but water works very well also.
Coloring Gel: I used Americolor Deep Pink & Americolor Bright White
Dragees and Sugar Pearls – Optional. I used gold dragees (8mm India Tree) for my white flower, and sugar pearls accents for my 2 tiered cake.
Lollipop Sticks- I used a lollipop stick for my white flower.
Scissors- Sharp, thin scissors are good for cutting out your shapes.
Paint brushes- I used for painting designs on my flowers as well as for dampening my petals
Fondant: I used small balls of fondant for centers on my patterned flowers.
Piping Gel- (Or your “glue” of choice). I used for attaching my fondant centers.
Cake Combs- Optional. I used a set of Wilton cake combs in the tutorial for combing my buttercream.
In Part One: Learn to make a beautiful large flower and pattered blossoms…
In Part Two: Learn to make beautiful, simple roses with dramatic results!