I’ve spent the last few weekends rolling and painting dozens of coffee filters to turn them into roses for my wedding centerpieces (one of many wedding projects inspired by searching Pinterest). You can see photos of this ambitious project on my Instagram feed (I didn’t do it all alone, of course. Thanks to my friend Tara for contributing a few box-fulls!) I applied this same technique to make these edible wafer paper roses.
I’d never worked with wafer paper before and I discovered that it is not nearly as flexible as coffee filters are. In fact, it is quite brittle! I had to dampen the paper a little bit before rolling to keep the paper from cracking. You’ll see all of that in the video below.
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- Wedding cake cookie cutter (I purchased mine from Karen’s Cookies)
- Ivory flood consistency royal icing
- Ivory medium consistency royal icing
- Green stiff consistency royal icing
- Decorating tips 3, 1 and a leaf tip 352
- Scribe tool
- Wafer paper
- Wilton Color Dust in pink and brown
- Soft angled brush, a wide flat brush, and a soft round brush (these can all be found in the Wilton brush set)
- Paint palette or small dish
- Dish of water
- Ivory = Wilton Buttercup Yellow from the Garden Tone Set
- Green = Wilton Juniper Green, also from the Garden Tone Set
Watch the video below for the tutorial on how to make these wedding cake cookies with edible wafer paper roses:
When you dampen the paper with the water, be careful not to go overboard. If you apply too much water, the paper will start to dissolve and become very sticky (as I learned the hard way)!
Keep an eye out for more of my DIY wedding projects on Instagram!