The art of wafer paper floristry has captured the imagination of cake artists the world over in the past year with the craft developing even further as a result – from the original contemporary and playful style to texturised, garden style blooms that almost rival gumpaste flowers for their realistic qualities.
(If you missed our earlier features, check out Wafer Paper Flowers & Tutorials which includes this textured wafer paper flower tutorial and also our Wafer Paper Frills, Ruffles & Accents feature.)
Vintage Blossom Cakes’ exquisite duo above illustrate the new wafer paper realism perfectly with soft textured petals blending beautifully with grey-green leaves and a vintage blush and gold palette (images by Lydia Photography).
Powder-puff wafer paper peonies by VS Cakes (below left) are beautifully enhanced with pearl centres, while on the right, the softest of pale blue wafer paper peonies makes a perfect addition to this fabulously vintage wedding cake design by Amelie’s Kitchen.
The perfectly crafted blush-tone, wafer-paper peonies below are a beautiful example of the development of the craft of wafer paper floristry by one of its stars, Stevi Auble of Hey There Cupcake, with a pretty boho-style wedding cake adorned with wafer paper blooms by Stevi, below right.
A sea of cream wafer paper peonies envelop this stylish croquembouche by Makiko Searle from one of her recent classes at Squires Kitchen (image by Anna Rosell), with silver leaf accents adding a touch of high-end glamour to this statement dessert display.
This gold, single-tier cake by Bake-a-Boo Cake Design is perfectly finished with gorgeously crafted wafer-paper blooms and an imaginative lattice of tiny sugar blossoms.
Wafer paper corsage style blooms and scroll designs bring together contemporary and classical design features below in this feminine, pink creation by Icing on the Top (below left), while flurries of delicate wafer paper miniature blossoms set against a sparkling pink sugar-coated tier add wonderful softness to this elegant design (below right) by The White Cakery (a division of Connie Cupcake Luxury Cakes).
This lavish, gold gilded cake by Dee’s Sweet Surprises is beautifully contrasted with the ethereal softness of stylized wafer-paper flowers, with gold studded centres tying it all together.
A feather light wafer paper flower crowns this ombréed, buttercream fancy by Cakelets & Doiles (below left), with a beautifully coloured watercolour pink rose finishing Sanna’s Tartor’s gold creation (below right).
A captivating display of wafer-paper floral artistry cascades down this sophisticated wedding cake by Miss Couture, below.
Finely crafted wafer-paper flowers bring a contemporary touch to this fabulouly antiqued, sea-foam watercolour wedding cake by Happy Hills Cakes.
Always ahead of the curve when it comes to cake styling and innovation, Miso Bakes creates fabulous texture with crepe paper flowers in beautiful earthy tones set against a watercolour backdrop. On the right, wafer paper leaves make a wonderfully delicate and realistic accompaniment to this gumpaste peony by Beautify Sugar by Audrey.
Beautiful wafer paper realism from Beyond Buttercream in their textured peony below.
Learn how to create this sweet posy of wafer-paper hydrangea from Sweet Delights Cakery with their free tutorial – wafer paper hydrangea flowers tutorial – using the Martha Stewart hydrangea flower craft punch.
A gorgeous array of sweet wafer paper violets feature below from the Sweet Petal Bakery, The Netherlands, with wafer paper ferns and forest flowers adding a magical touch to this inspired woodland wedding cake design from Olofson Design (image by Leonard Wedding Photography).
The ever innovative Kara Andretta of Kara’s Couture Cakes blends the art of quilling with the art of wafer paper design in her wonderfully artistic arrangement below.
The ultimate in wafer paper chic, our final design below sets a striking palette of wafer paper florals against vintage and modern patterns to create a unique statement wedding cake from the doyenne of wafer paper art, Stevi Auble of Hey There Cupcake.
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