Wafer Paper Edible Flowers

Bas Bibbe | Oostzaan. June 10, 2024

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Ready to remove plastic flowers on cakes? When it comes to wafer paper, the possibilities are endless. From packaging and edible branding for the pro bakers, to fun candy paper and burn away cakes for the sweet tooths. And if you are both, or just up for a challenge, wafer paper is perfect to create edible flowers. We tell you all about the benefits and give you the inspiration to step up your wafer paper game.

Wafer paper, also known as edible paper, has transformed the art of cake design, allowing decorators to push the boundaries of creativity and create stunning edible masterpieces. Its versatility, pliability, and ability to absorb color make it an indispensable tool for cake artists. Whether it's a wedding cake, a birthday celebration, or any other special occasion, wafer paper opens up a world of possibilities, turning cakes into edible works of art.


This makes wafer paper the ideal canvas

Available in different shapes and sizes, another key advantage of wafer paper is its ability to absorb food coloring. You can use food-safe markers, airbrushing techniques or edible paints to add intricate details and vibrant colors to all sorts of beautiful blooms.

Plus, wafer paper is very lightweight and delicate, making it perfect to create elegant flowers. Not only do these flowers add a fancy touch to cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. They can also be used to create beautiful bouquets and centerpieces that can be enjoyed long after an event. And, it looks much better than plastic flowers.

Don’t overpower the sweetness

Perfect! Different from marespin or sugar flowers, wafer paper doesn’t contain any sugar. It’s made of vegetable potato starch, sunflower oil and water. The flavour is therefore neutral and will not overpower the sweetness of your cake. Also, wafer paper is gluten free, making it suitable for all diets.


Here is your go-to inspirator

With a little bit of creativity and some online tutorials, you can create all sorts of beautiful blooms, from classic roses and peonies to more unusual flowers like dahlias. But one of the best artists and inspirators is Petya Shmarova. She is a paper florist and creates the most beautiful, realistic flowers from edible paper. And not only that, Petya uses her own authors' techniques and way of treating wafer paper and turning it into live-like foliage or fruits.




So, if you are ready for more flower power on your cakes, be sure to follow Petya and ask your wholesaler for the thinnest and most flexible  wafer sheets.