DIY Rice Paper Flowers

Rice paper Ricepaper Flower DIY Wafer paper

Most of you would know that I am busy planning my little girl’s 1st birthday party and although it isn’t a big affair, I do want it to be special. So when it comes to the birthday cake, I want to add a special touch with these DIY Rice Paper Flowers. Although they are delicate, they make a real statement.

So when it comes to the birthday cake, I want to add a special touch with these DIY Rice Paper Flowers. Although they are delicate, they make a real statement.

Where did I draw my inspiration from you ask? Well I have two words for you, ‘Stevi Auble’. Stevi runs her own boutique bakery called ‘Hey There Cupcake’ and also teaches through Craftsy. She really has taken the art of rice paper flowers to another level. Check out her work on the link below and you will see what I mean. There is one particular design of Stevi’s that I fell in love with, so I decided to give it a go and make the rice paper flowers to go with my adapted design (cake reveal coming soon).

I have made plenty of sugar paste flowers in the past, but I find working with rice paper much easier. Sugar paste petals are very delicate and can break or chip quite easily when you are painting them or attaching them to a cake. Rice paper on the other hand is very resilient and no drying time is required as compared to sugar paste. So your flowers are almost immediately ready to place on your cake…huge advantage.

Making these rice paper flowers is easy and you only need basic supplies that you can pick up from your local craft or cake supply store. If you can live with the repetition of cutting and gluing petals onto a foam ball, then you can definitely make these for your next cake. NB: Make sure you use edible flower glue to stick down the petals. Water is your enemy. Repeat…water is your ENEMY! (it makes rice paper shrivel).

Also keep in mind, that to change the look of your flower, simply change the shape of the petals you cut. The rest of the process is exactly the same.

Enjoy xxx

PS: don’t forget to tag your creations on Instagram with the hashtag ‘#the_mat_files’.

DIY Rice paper flower tutorial rice paper

For supplies and inspiration, check out: Hey There Cupcake, Craftsy Classes and Spotlight