Friday, January 29, 2016

Wafer Paper Flowers and Real Paper Flowers for Cake Decorating

I've been making some paper flowers to use on cakes, and based on the number of people who have
bought them for me, they're pretty popular.

For anyone who has reservations about using them, I ask you this...Why not use them, if you would use fresh flowers? Those are a lot dirtier, plus, they have pesticides on them. Oh, you put something between the flowers and the cake? Then do the same thing for paper flowers and you should have no issues with it.

Yes, I prefer to have everything on a cake edible, but honestly, if gumpaste has wires in it, is it really "edible?" And if it doesn't, would you want to eat it anyway? The best idea would be to have all flowers made out of chocolate with no wires, but that isn't done too often and it doesn't work in hot weather.

And wafer paper tastes like glue, nobody's going to eat that. It's not even real paper, it's a sheet of potato starch.





So try some paper flowers...They're pretty and they're not affected by humidity, so they work fine for outdoor weddings in the humid, humid summer. Which is more than I can say for wafer paper. Or chocolate flowers, unfortunately.




Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC,  online cake supplies  www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com

2 comments:

Eva Farragher said...

They look much more natural than rice/potato starch paper ones, IMO. Did you colour them with dusts, or paint them with liquid food colour?

Kara Buntin said...

I start with white paper then paint it with food colors so that they're food-safe. I don't know that petal dusts would stick to the paper very well, but I've seen some where people dipped the finished flowers into paints to color just the edges.