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Wafer Paper how to??

post #1 of 22
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Hey everyone! Okay so I did it this time -- I saw the wafer paper online and just HAD to have it! icon_lol.gif It arrives and only then do I realize I have NO CLUE what to do with it! icon_surprised.gificon_rolleyes.gif So for all you sugar geniuses out there, how does one work with wafer paper? I'm thinking I want to put them on cookies but I'm not limiting that option. Thanks in advance for your input! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 22
I am no expert at this at all but... I have used it with my Cricut machine, printed off what I have wanted on it, cut around, and then attach it to gumpaste. I was making a cheerleader cake and used it for the top piece. I have also used it with my edible image printer in the same way. Hopefully someone who know more than I do can help.
post #3 of 22
I've used it to make butterflies with the instructions on CC.
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post #4 of 22
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Where did you see those instructions?
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post #5 of 22
I've done it a couple times now and it's pretty easy. In my gallery you'll see cookies with antique Santa Clause images (still don't know how to insert photos in the forum!). You need a firm, dry base. I used Toba's glacee icing on sturdy sugar cookies, but you can apply the wafer paper on top of Royal or fondant, as well. It wouldn't work on buttercream or anything soft or greasy, which would be absorbed by the paper. (Wafer paper is made of potato starch and a binder.) Cut out the image, turn it over, and on the back side brush a thin layer of corn syrup. Then just place the image right side up on your icing surface and gently press to adhere all the edges. Then, place the cookie face down on parchment and let it dry for at least 30 minutes. As it dries face down, the image remains flat on the icing surface. Once it's dry, you can decorate on top of it -- I used vodka and gold dust to paint highlights, edible glitter, sanding sugar, and dragees. And get this: my Santa cookies sold for over $26 EACH at a charity auction!!
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post #7 of 22
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Wow! Thanks Luddroth!! Those cookies are phenomenal!!! I'm looking forward to playing with this stuff now!! I'm wondering about the butterflies that were mentioned -- would you put that on little fondant butterflies?
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post #8 of 22
Bob...my butterfly cake was made from wafer paper butterflies I got from Fancy Flours. You cut them out, bend them and then paint them with piping gel and let them dry. I suppose you could also cut out gumpaste or fondant to attach them to, but wow, that would be a lot of cutting! After they were dry I decorated them with edible glitters.

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post #9 of 22
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What do you mean you paint them with piping gel? To attach to something?
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post #10 of 22
No, you coat them, then let them dry. It makes them shine. I just followed the directions that came with the butterflies.

http://www.fancyflours.com/butterflies-all-hues-in-set.html

Jodie
post #11 of 22
How does this wafer paper compare to the rice paper I use on buttercream with images put on by KopyKake-type machines?
post #12 of 22
Whoa, Jodie -- I hadn't seen those butterflies. They're gorgeous! Much prettier than the gel type, I think. I didn't realize that they would firm up enough to use with just a coating of gel. I'll definitely try that. Bob -- I also got my santa images from Fancy Flours. Lutie -- I've never tried the rice paper edible images. Does the paper just sit on the buttercream or is it transferred onto it? The wafer paper is intended for hard, dry surfaces only, according to the vendors, so I assume it wouldn't work on buttercream.
post #13 of 22
[quote="lutie"]How does this wafer paper compare to the rice paper I use on buttercream with images put on by KopyKake-type machines?[/quote]

same thing. The *proper* name is wafer paper, as they are not actually made of rice, although a lot of us have called it rice paper for a number of years.
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post #14 of 22
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #15 of 22
So, leah s, can I apply the wafer paper images to buttercream? The instructions from Fancy Flours specify a hard surface (fondant, royal, glacee) so I understood that buttercream would not work. Have you used the pre-printed wafer images on buttercream?
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