Wafer Paper Flowers- A Cake Decorating Video

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In this two part video, you will learn to make beautiful wafer paper flowers!

Wafer paper is a tasteless, edible paper made from potato starch, vegetable oil, and water.  

With these 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 decorating medium.  Enjoy the video!

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(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 8x11 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 because it dries so quickly 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.

Enjoy the Videos!

We hope that you enjoy this tutorial on wafer paper flowers! Make sure to check out these other video tutorials as well for more wafer paper flower fun!:

Marbled Fondant Cake with Wafer Paper Flower

Gold Sequin Cake with Wafer Paper Flower

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!


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  1. Hi Melissa. Can't wait to try this!! Can you flavor the wafer paper? My son is getting married this summer and the bride would like peonies on the cake. Any ideas? Thank you

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  3. Love to make cakes and sweets and my husbandmakes homemade noodles. Would love to win the mixer but the handmixer would be great too.

  4. hi ,
    can you please guide me how we can make a layered cake.how we can judge that how much batter we need to make 6 layered cake.thanks,waiting for your reply

  5. @GerriW & Tamara-- I'm sorry you've had trouble with viewing! Are things better for you now? Just send me an e-mail if you are having trouble & we'll see if we can figure things out for you. (These are playing on my iphone & laptop as usual but maybe you need an update.) - Thanks!!