Wafer Paper Roses Wedding Cake

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Anna Astashkina is back with another amazing project for us featuring wafer paper roses. Anna breaks down how to work with wafer paper, and offers several helpful tips and tricks to get color onto wafer paper and how to glue them together without dissolving the material.

Anna also shows how to arrange the flowers in a pleasing pattern onto a beautifully hand-painted cake, using a technique that adds texture and variation. We’ve got a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:33:17 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create and arrange beautiful wafer paper roses
  • Learn how to wire, vein and color leaves and petals
  • How to color wafer paper without harming the material

Tutorial Chapters

Wafer Paper Roses on a textured wedding cake

  1. What is wafer paper? 1:03
  2. Making wafer paper glue 2:35
  3. Cutting the leaves 5:40
  4. Wiring the leaves 7:11
  5. Shaping the leaves 9:23
  6. Assembling the leaves 17:53
  7. Dusting the leaves 20:45
  8. Cutting the flowers 24:02
  9. Shaping the flowers 26:51
  10. Making the flower center 42:58
  11. Making the flower bud 49:34
  12. Assembling the flower 54:15
  13. Dusting the flower 1:06:04
  14. Painting the cake 1:08:37
  15. Preparing the arrangements 1:22:27
  16. Adding flowers to the cake 1:27:08