Wafer paper is one of those things for a caker that may be intimidating at first but once you try it you can't wait to see what else you can do with it. Flowers are probably the most common application of wafer paper on cakes and there are SO many types of flowers to be made! Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have put together a convenient list right here of 10 amazing FREE wafer paper flower tutorials that will up your caking game.
When you go to YouTube and type in "Wafer Paper Flower Tutorial" the very first episode of The Sugar Geeks (yes, it had an s back then) Show pops up at the top of the list. With almost 170,000 views it is one of the most popular wafer paper flower tutorials on YouTube so yeah, we kind of have to add it to this list, not to mention we are proud of it! It's the first episode! And if you haven't seen the first episode of The Sugar Geek Show, can you truly call yourself a Sugar Geek? I'll leave that up to you and your conscience but in case it needs clearing, here is the episode right here, all you have to do is click play and redeem yourself.
So why not go from the first episode of The Sugar Geek Show to the last? Well I mean not THE last, that would be depressing, but most recent. It just happens to be a wafer paper flower tutorial too! A Wired Wafer Paper Peony Tutorial. This is straight from the new Sugar Geek Show YouTube Channel, be sure to subscribe! Full length tutorial can be found right here on the site.
Okay, enough tooting our own horn, #3 is a fabulous RAINBOW Rose Tutorial by the fabulous Shawna McGreevy. The rainbow factor is uber cool but this could also very well be used for any color you like!
#4 is such a fun, simple flower that can be added to any cake in a variety of sizes, colors or even patterns! Cake Warehouse shows us how easy it is to make a Wafer Paper Rolled Rose or Ribbon Rose.
#5 is a fantastic Wafer Paper Poppy Tutorial from Creative Cakes by Sharon. Love the deep contrast of the red and black! Another simple flower that packs a powerful punch.
Next is an incredibly eye-catching Painted Wafer Flower by Marianna's Caking Me Crazy. Seriously in love with the gorgeous colors and unique look of these, and the possibilities are endless!
These simple, dainty flowers from Jessica Harris Cake Design are a fun addition to your wafer flower arsenal. How adorable are they atop her basket cake?!
#8 is not one you see every day and I love that! The lovely Nisha Fernando of Sweet Delights Cakery shows us how to make some Wafer Paper Stephanotis, what a perfect filler to go with your other wafer paper flowers!
Everyone needs a little fantasy in their life. Wendy's Custom Cakes brings us this large and in charge Wafer Paper Fantasy Flower!
#10 is truly magnificent and another one you don't see that often. It's a Wafer Paper Magnolia demonstrated by Blissfully Sweet, and one I am definitely going to try in the near future!
As a bonus I thought I would throw in this fantastic Wafer Paper Leaf Tutorial to go with all of the new flowers you've learned how to make! Rose Warnick shows us some awesome and creative techniques for making realistic veined and wired wafer paper leaves!
If this hasn't inspired you to try wafer paper then I don't know what will, I know I am inspired! It's such a fun, easy medium and we've practically (literally) laid it out for you, so what are you waiting for?! Share your wafer paper flower creations with us on The Sugar Geek Show Facebook Page, we'd love to see 'em!